Galveston, Texas (KTRK) – Galveston Police Chief Doug Paley is on administrative leave for 10 days as the city investigates a search by special forces who destroyed the wrong home of the wrong suspect.
The city issued a statement saying this was related to the execution of search and arrest warrants at the Galveston home on or near 53rd Street on January 22.
He told a homeowner that ABC13 officers caused $5,000 in damages when they broke into her home looking for a murder suspect who had visited her home earlier, but did not live there.
According to the Galveston Daily News, charges were later dropped against this suspect because a witness misidentified him.
Now Bali is on vacation as the city said it was conducting an internal investigation into his behaviour.
Specifically, it’s looking at communication failures surrounding the January 22nd search.
according to City siteBalli has over 26 years of experience in law enforcement.
It was He was promoted to Galveston Police Chief in 2018.
The city said Assistant Police Chief Andre Mitchell will be acting commander for the department.
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