This letter is in response to James MacGaffy's letter to "Voice of the People" of Jan. 2.
"MacGaffy" states the El Centro Police Department received an "F" on the evaluation conducted by the Police Officers Standards and Training. I personally looked and read the evaluation since Chief Ray Loera made it available to everyone at ECPD. Nowhere in the report did it give a letter grade nor did it state that ECPD had failed any part of the evaluation.
You stated there was an overwhelming "no confidence" vote for Mr. Ray Loera's appointment as chief. Define your definition of "overwhelming." Less than one-fourth of the ECPD police officer association were in attendance at the meeting when a vote was taken and passed to write the letter of no confidence against Chief Loera. I do not consider this to be an overwhelming vote. However, your standards may be much lower.
When we changed from tan to blue uniforms, they wanted each officer's input, so they spoke with each officer. But when it comes to writing a letter of no confidence against Chief Loera, the association took a vote with less than one-fourth of the membership present.