San Benito commission to meet about police chief recordings

SAN BENITO — The city is apparently releasing findings of the investigation into Police Chief Michael Galvan’s private recordings that were downloaded from the police department’s computer system.

Wednesday, commissioners are expected to meet with City Attorney Ricardo Morado to discuss “legal issues related to leaked police chief’s records,” according to the meeting’s agenda.

Last week, Mayor Ben Gomez said an outside law enforcement agency’s investigation cleared Galvan of any wrongdoing in his private recordings of city officials including commissioners and police officers.

But Gomez declined to disclose the name of the law enforcement agency that investigated the case.

City Manager called for the closed-session meeting “to brief the city commission on the status of the police matter,” city spokeswoman Martha McClain said in a statement.