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GPD discusses "Bad Boyz Gone Good" film

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by Nick Delgado

Guam - The Guam Police Department held a late afternoon press conference regarding the inmate-produced documentary "Bad Boyz Gone Good" KUAM News reported on earlier this week.  The video - among other things - features a barbecue by minimum security inmates, with Department of Corrections warden Frank Crisostomo fraternizing with them. 

An inmate caught everything on camera by using the webcam on his laptop. DepCor has since confiscated all laptops and are investigating whether the BBQ was a sanctioned activity, but what has now come into question is how the media was able to get a copy of the video, because the agency claims the video was actually stored on a laptop that was confiscated as part of an investigation into the murder of inmate Arlen Feranco. 

Agency director J.B. Palacios told KUAM News if in fact that is the case it raises a question of investigative integrity and evidence handling on behalf of the police department.  

Lieutenant Joe Carbullido spoke at the presser about this issue, saying, "GPD confirms that indeed laptop computers were confiscated during the homicide investigation and were submitted as evidence to the Evidence Control Section. Verification has been made that the laptop computers remain secured, packaged and sealed within GPD custody. We assure the public and those concerned that the integrity of the evidence mentioned has not in any way been compromised. The allegations brought forth in the media releases are inaccurate."

Carbullido added that the laptops that were confiscated are packaged in paper bags and sealed with tape initiated by the officer that confiscated them.  He said the homicide investigation has been closed and forwarded to the Attorney General's Office for prosecution. He could not confirm if the video did, in fact, come from one of the laptops in their custody.

When asked whether copies could have been made of the video prior to the murder this past May.  Lieutenant Carbullido said anything is possible.

Also requesting information about the DOC video is chairman of the Legislative Committee on Public Safety, Senator Adolpho Palacios.

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