El Centro, California - On January 4, 2020, at 3:21 a.m. the Imperial Police Department responded to a battery investigation involving an El Centro officer. The preliminary investigation resulted in the arrest of Alejandra Hurtado. She was ultimately booked on multiple charges.

The Imperial Police Department is conducting the criminal investigation into the alleged incident. The El Centro Police Department has opened a formal internal affairs investigation into the alleged misconduct. The Officer has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the two investigations.