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On February 7, 2013, following a court ruling by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Larry Fidler involving a 2007 Homicide, Pasadena Police Chief Phillip L. Sanchez has placed Officer Kevin Okamoto on paid administrative leave and temporarily re-assigned Corporal William Broghamer from the Homicide/Assaults Unit, pending an internal investigation.
Chief Sanchez told Beacon Media that “Judge Fidler granted a mistrial in the 2007 homicide case. In his overview he was critical of Officer Broghamer and Okamoto’s performance. Based on the outcome, I initiated some immediate actions, including a personnel investigation.”
“The Pasadena Police Department has an obligation to swiftly and thoroughly investigate allegations of misconduct. The allegations that have been levied against these officers are serious and the Pasadena Police Department will conduct a thorough investigation,” said Police Chief Phillip L. Sanchez.