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San Diego Police to take over Chargers Park

Posted: 6:40 PM, Dec 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-03 21:40:45-05
Chargers Park still using taxpayer money
Chargers Park still using taxpayer money

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The San Diego Police Department is taking over the Chargers old practice facility, a source tells 10News.

The official takeover happened Nov. 28. According to information obtained by Team 10, the facility will be repurposed and converted into a police facility housing several San Diego Police Department divisions and units.

The facility has been used off and on since the Chargers left, the City of San Diego reports.

In October, Team 10 discovered the utility and maintenance bills were piling up, even though the site was vacant.

RELATED: Former Chargers practice facility still costing the City of San Diego money

According to data analyzed by Team 10, the electric bill for August 2018 was $8,949.78. The water and wastewater bill from the end of June to the end of July 2018 shows a balance of more than $19,000 and a year's worth of landscaping, maintenance, and fire safety repairs ran $58,067.12.

The San Diego Police Department occupied it Sept. 11, 2017 through Oct. 31, 2017, along with Jan. 31, 2018 and Feb. 19, 2018.

San Diego State University also held a brief tenancy between Feb. 28, 2018 and March 14, 2018.

Currently, there’s no word on when other departments will make the move to the Murphy Canyon location or what other plans the city has for it.