Contact: Clay Phillips (760) 839-4631

Escondido City Manager Clay Phillips has issued the following statement in response to recent media accounts of police personnel matters:

“The City of Escondido has a zero tolerance policy towards racial comments in the workplace. As the City Manager, I am responsible for assuring that any concerns that City policy has been violated are promptly and thoroughly addressed in an unbiased and independent manner.

In light of recent emails, Facebook postings, or newspaper articles, I believe it is important to publicly state my highest admiration and confidence in all of the members of our Police Department. This includes our Command staff, all of whom are providing outstanding and capable leadership for the Department.”