Mayor declines to comment on Freeh report

Posted at 11:45 PM, Oct 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-16 23:45:36-04

Heavily redacted documents released by the U.S. Justice department revealed wide spread corruption within the Ft. Myers Police Department.

The documents confirm much of what the Freeh report already revealed, several officers leaked information to criminals, allowed witnesses to be murdered and drug rings to operate freely.

"There is a lot of investigating to go on and investigating to do, it's totally inappropriate for me to speculate as to what is going on there," said Ft. Myers Mayor Randy Henderson.

The city asked a group headed by former FBI Director Louis Freeh to recommend ways to improve the department, the mayor says he is committed to seeing that through.

"I think the council and myself are intent on executing the 32 recommendations of the Freeh Report," said Henderson.

The mayor also said he's willing to listen to recommendations from Nate Allen, a former Cape Coral High School Quarterback who was wrongfully arrested by Ft. Myers Police.

Allen's attorney suggested the city create a new 9 person police commission to help oversee the department.