Canutillo ISD school board to discuss review of police department


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — The Canutillo Independent School District Police Department chief is questioning the future of his department in anticipation to a school board meeting Thursday evening.

Discussion and possible action of internal and external audits of the Canutillo Independent School District’s safety, security and police department is on the minds of school board members.

A discussion of the audits is set for Thursday afternoon between members of the school district’s board.

Chief Carlos Carrillo said he feels he’s been kept in the dark about the audits and fears his department may be at risk of elimination.

“Everything is a possibility, in my opinion, I feel that it’s becoming an anti-policing culture and I feel that in El Paso that is something we need to work on and to understand what that means and how that can hurt especially when it comes to working in our schools,” Carrillo said.

The agenda mentions an internal audit of the safety and security program/Canutillo ISD Police Department and an external audit of the police department. The findings are not known as a backup is not posted to the agenda and internal audits are not published on the district’s website.

This story will be updated.

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