Force used against Saenz lawful

Elizardo Saenz. COURTESY PHOTO

The El Centro Police Department announced Thursday that the level of force used in the past arrest of a 23-year-old El Centro resident was deemed necessary after two separate agencies investigated the incident.

Imperial County Sheriff’s Office and Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted independent and unbiased reviews on the arrest of Elizardo Saenz, which occurred Nov. 15.

Staff Writer Vincent Osuna can be reached at or 760-337-3442.

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