What do the feds plan to do with the illegal gambling investigation that implicated multiple local law enforcement? KUAM provided the chief with a breakdown of the Guam Police staffing for the officers only identified in the case by their initials. The top brass admits he is not going on a “fishing expedition” to track down those cops, saying he will wait for the feds to give him the names - if at all.

Allegations of cops involved in online illegal gambling while on duty.

The case unfolding in 2020 and court documents only identified three by their initials - F.C., T.L., and H.M. 

Sources within the Guam Police Department confirmed the names of the four officers in the secret service investigation are Jesse San Nicolas, Lt. Felix Camacho, Captain Troy Lizama, and Hector Medina.

Police Chief Stephen Ignacio telling senators at a recent oversight hearing there are several officers with those initials in his department.

An official radio code listing signed by the top cop in February detail his rank and file with those initials.

KUAM asked the chief about the association of the initials to ranked officers' names, to which he replied, "When you say that we have three people with these initials, one person with that and two others with that initial, that’s not factual information. Factual information is when the Secret Service wishes to provide me with the names of the officers they are investigating. You know right now and I’ve said this during the oversight  hearing, I did have a discussion with Secret Service and they have no concerns about releasing the names to me, but when they will be released, I don’t know."

The chief adding he is “not going on a fishing expedition” to get the names of the officers being investigated.

He admits he is leaving that up to the feds.

During that same oversight hearing, the chief compared illegal gambling and cockfighting to games like bingo.

"I just made a general statement that there is all types of gambling that goes on in communities. We talk about these officers named and unnamed and illegal gambling but nobody from the Secret Service has come to say this is why this illegal and violates federal law," he said.

KUAM asked Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio about his chief’s remarks, noting how Ignacio compared illegal gambling to which some of his officers are accused of and cockfighting to bingo. Tenorio replied, "I wouldn’t do that myself. Bingo is a little different. Maybe to his point, all of them  involve a game but public safety officers have standards they have to deal with. I think the case dealing with law enforcement officers and online gambling is a little confusing because I think maybe a lot of people don’t understand what the law is. But I would expect the chief of police would have his internal affairs officers look at this."

Tenorio adds officers should feel there is fairness in the department and should use the necessary process in place to blow the whistle, if needed.

AG Douglas Moylan also chiming in on the illegal gambling investigation, saying, "We have a joint interest in rooting these bad cops out. We see it in the drug industry. Because of the amount of money that’s involved and the allegations with gambling that lure that incentive to turn a good cop into a bad cop."

"Bad cops, bad lawyers are bad people. They need to be rooted out in order to preserve the integrity for law enforcement officials. I of all people support the police department, the good officers, the chief of police decisions he has to make…this gambling issue, these allegations against police officers who use their positions to break the law, we are aligned with going after them."

The officers identified in the illegal gambling investigation remain on duty.

Despite claiming to not have the names of the three only identified by their initials, the chief told senators an internal affairs investigation is underway.