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Oct 16, 2012 at 5:40 PM
KIMA spent 3 hours with Yakima police officers assigned to the gang unit riding around some of the city’s worst neighborhoods at night. We explore the city's gang problem and the need for expansion.
Aug 23, 2012 at 5:25 PM
KIMA found out there's a new leader of the gang unit for the Yakima Police Department. The position has been vacant since Sergeant Erik Hildebrand resigned in May after repeated internal investigations including sexting a prostitute while on the job.
Jun 26, 2012 at 6:54 PM
Action News learned Yakima county prosecutor's office is now reviewing open cases involving Erik Hildebrand to see if any need to be dismissed.
Jun 21, 2012 at 5:46 PM
The investigation into Erik Hildebrand started after fellow officers noticed an unusual text message. They then informed their superiors who looked into it further.
Jun 21, 2012 at 5:29 PM
Text messages and racy pictures of a prostitute. That, along with a hotel visit spelled the end of Erik Hildebrand's career with the Yakima Police Department.
Jun 20, 2012 at 7:08 PM
KIMA has new details on the investigation into a former YPD sergeant. Action News received the complete internal investigation on Erik Hildebrand. It outlines inappropriate interactions with a prostitute.
May 23, 2012 at 6:55 PM
A former Yakima police officer is fighting to keep his own credentials. Sergeant Erik Hildebrand resigned while under an internal investigation.
May 21, 2012 at 6:15 PM
A sergeant with the Yakima Police Department is no longer on the force after being the subject of repeated internal investigations. KIMA learned Erik Hildebrand resigned from YPD on Friday.
May 18, 2012 at 6:09 PM
A decision looms on the future of a Yakima police sergeant. Sergeant Erik Hildebrand with the department's gang unit has been the subject of two internal investigations this year. The city has kept the details of those cases under wraps. However,...
Mar 28, 2012 at 6:00 PM
KIMA continues to follow the story of a Yakima woman who says her property is plagued by graffiti. We went back to police for answers.
Mar 21, 2012 at 5:55 PM
New information is coming to light surrounding the activity of Yakima Police Sergeant Erik Hildebrand. The sergeant is now the subject of a third internal investigation in two years.
Mar 19, 2012 at 1:15 PM
Continuing coverage of the story KIMA brought you last week on the Yakima police sergeant under an internal investigation. Sgt. Erik Hildebrand is now the subject of a third internal investigation.
Mar 14, 2012 at 5:00 PM
A YPD sergeant is now on administrative leave for bad behavior. KIMA learned this investigation is the second involving a policy violation. Now witnesses claim he was supposed to be undercover on a drug bust but ended up at a cheap motel with an 18-year-old girl.
Jan 2, 2012 at 6:17 PM
Yakima's Gang Unit rang in the New Year trying to solve the latest shooting of 2011. It happened at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday when bullets sent a man to the hospital. KIMA got an exclusive look at the evidence and dug deeper to see how gangs affected Yakima last year.
Dec 28, 2011 at 6:25 PM
A Yakima woman says she's had enough of her property being tagged with graffiti. She turned to KIMA for help with the problem. We got her answers.