El Paso at a glance
Population by race and Hispanic origin
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Full-time law enforcement staff, El Paso Police Department
- 1,138 Officers
- 257 Civilian staff
Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents
- 1.66 El Paso
- 2.4 National average, cities with 250,000+ population
- 2.2 National average
These figures reflect the El Paso Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.
Recent equipment transfers
|Ship date||Item and National Stock Number (NSN)||Quantity||Acquisition value, each||Acquisition value, total||DEMIL code||DEMIL IC|
|28||28 @ $371.00||$10,388.00||D||1|
|1||1 @ $10,000.00||$10,000.00||Q||3|
|1||1 @ $159,398.00||$159,398.00||C||1|
|18||18 @ $138.00||$2,484.00||D||1|
We identified 2 publicly reported settlements that resulted in $4,080,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.
In March 2022, the City of El Paso agreed to pay a $1.2 million settlement to the family of Erik Emmanuel Salas-Sanchez, who was shot and killed by an El Paso police officer at his home in 2015.
Salas-Sanchez, 22-years-old at the time of his death, was shot and killed by officer Mando Kenneth Gomez, who was acquitted of manslaughter charges in 2019. The responding officers claimed that Salas-Sanchez was holding a box cutter when he lunged at officers, but Salas-Sanchez was holding a brake pad. Lawyers for the Salas-Sanchez family disputed the officers’ versions of events, pointing out that the medical examiner’s report showed that Salas-Sanchez was shot three times in the back, indicating that he was running away from the officers.
|2013 - 2015||
Between 2013 and 2015, El Paso paid an average of $960K annually in settlement payouts, including for police misconduct.
According to an analysis of data provided by the El Paso City Attorney, between 2013 and 2015, El Paso paid an average of $960K annually in lawsuit settlements, including for police misconduct.