Chief asks public’s patience while department investigates allegations Hemet Police DepartmentOfficer Anthony Kitchen being sworn in by former Police Chief Dave Brown on Sept. 12, 2017. ■ The Valley Chronicle Staff Allegations of racism and misconduct against the Hemet Police Department (HPD) hit the news late last week as the City of Hemet received a complaint from former HPD officer Anthony Kitchen. After one month on the job, Kitchen left the department and returned to the San Diego Police Department due to, he alleged, the racism and misconduct within the department, according to a complaint filed by Kitchen. Also at issue is a $10,000 signing bonus Kitchen received that the city

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