Salinas Police Chief Kelly McMillin said the department has "nothing to hide" after civil rights lawyer John Burris called for a federal investigation into the department,
Earlier this week, the Oakland attorney asked the U.S. Department of Justice to review the Salinas Police Department, prompted by four fatal officer-involved shootings since late March. All four men killed were Latino.
McMillin said the department is not racist and is not intentionally biased.
"We weren't racially profiling anyone. We were responding in every case to calls for service because of the actions of these individuals," he said. "We did not seek them out. They identified themselves by acting violently and frightening, terrorizing the people around them."
McMillin said any federal review of the department would be premature because the investigations into the shootings are not finished.