Socorro ISD Board votes to terminate district police chief’s contract

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) On Tuesday night the Socorro ISD Board decided to terminate the Chief of Police Jose Castorena’s contract. The motion passed, two to four.

According to the SISD website Castorena has been an employee of the district for 26 years and with the police department for 10 years.

The board went into executive session for an hour and a half before coming out and announcing their decision.

SISD Superintendent Dr. Nate Carmen spoke with the media following the board’s decision, saying he could not speak about personal matters regarding why the decision to terminate Castorena was made.