Councilman calls for audit of Fort Myers PD

Posted at 7:38 AM, Jan 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-05 07:38:23-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A city councilman is requesting a comprehensive audit of the Fort Myers Police Department in an effort to maintain "trust, transparency, professionalism, and accountability" among the force.

Councilman Johnny Streets expressed his concerns in a letter written last week.  "As one who is a former police officer in this City, I am concerned about some of the practices and procedures of FMPD."

He suggests the audit should be performed by either NOBLE, FDLE, or the U.S. Justice Department.

The Councilman's letter comes as the police force has come under fire for recent videos showing officers arrest a man.  Some say an unlawful and inappropriate search was done on Michael McDonald during the arrest.

UPDATE: At Monday night's City Council meeting the Fort Myers Interim City Manager says he has selected a consultant and will soon begin the process of a national search for a permanent Police Chief