The Premiere Website For Police News In Texas

          
The Most Viewed Police News Website In Texas
 

HOME PAGE

 

ABOUT US

 
 
SUBSCRIBE HERE
 

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

 
ADVERTISNG HERE
 

AMBER ALERTS

 

EVENTS

 

CONTACT US

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

EMPLOYMENT

 

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
2013

 

WE GET LETTERS

 

VISIT OUR SUBSCRIBERS

 

HELPFUL LINKS

 
TEXAS MOST WANTED
 

PHOTO GALLERY

 

RECORDED 
INTERVIEWS

 

ARCHIVES

 

POLICE TO CITIZEN

 

RECOMMENDED
READING

 

SOUND-OFF

 

YOUR WEATHER

 

Deputies’s demise causes deep problems for Arpaio
Phoenix, AZ
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   EMPLOYMENT - Law Enforcement Positions
ߦ   2 Police Deputies Killed, Another Shot By Assailant In California
ߦ   Child Molester Sentenced to 99 years [MUG SHOTS]
ߦ   City of La Marque Seeks Police Chief/Emergency Management Coordinator
ߦ   City of Pearland - Hiring Certified Police Officers and Police Cadets
ߦ   League City clinic reopens after Ebola precautionary quarantine [WATCH]
ߦ   League City Veterans Day Ceremony - November 11
ߦ   Man apologizes for double 'wet Willy' on policeman [WATCH]
ߦ   Officer allegedly stole nude photos during arrest
ߦ   Police Confirm Remains Belong To Missing UVA Student Hannah Graham
ߦ   Woman stabbed to death in apartment she shared with her two young daughters
ߦ   Wrecker Driver "Joy Rides" Missing-Disabled Man Around Conroe
ߦ   MOST WANTED - Galveston County Sheriff [Updated Oct 21]
ߦ   MOST WANTED - Harris County Sheriffs Office (Updated Oct 17]
ߦ   MOST WANTED - Texas City Police Department [Updated Oct 7]
ߦ   9 notorious crimes with ties to Galveston Island
ߦ   Austin police announce new charges in Colton Turner case [WATCH]
ߦ   Beaumont Police Department - Daily Bulletin - Arrests
ߦ   Candidate Endorsements - Texas Municipal Police Association
ߦ   Collaborative Efforts Result In Murder Suspect Arrest
ߦ   Convicted Felon Arrested by U.S. Marshals in Durham, NC
ߦ   Cop, Bystander Critical; Hatchet-Wielding Suspect Fatally Shot [WATCH]
ߦ   Critial Missing - Dallas Police Dept
ߦ   Ebola Scare in League City Hoax
ߦ   Federal Jury Convicts Tarrant County Tax Preparers on Conspiracy, Tax and Wire Fraud Charges
ߦ   Federal Jury Convicts Tarrant County Tax Preparers on Conspiracy, Tax and Wire Fraud Charges
ߦ   Galveston County Consortium - Daily Bulletin - Arrests
ߦ   Georgia Residents Charged for Their Role in Subjecting Hispanics to Unlawful Traffic Stops
ߦ   Georgia Residents Charged for Their Role in Subjecting Hispanics to Unlawful Traffic Stops
ߦ   Hit And Run Fatality Investigated in New Braunfels
ߦ   In Memoriam: Officer Eddie Johnson Jr.
ߦ   Inmate Indicted for Threatening Federal Judge
ߦ   Man accused of raping girls, infecting them with HIV [WATCH]
ߦ   More Details Of Fatal Nederland Wreck
ߦ   More Mothers Getting DWIs With Children In Vehicle
ߦ   Past 24 Hours of Aransas Pass Police Dept. Activities
ߦ   Patrol Report 10/24/2014 - Corpus Christi Police Dept
ߦ   Police Blotter - Royce City Police Department
ߦ   Rosenberg PD: Manhunt underway for man who slit wife's throat, stabbed boss [WATCH]
ߦ   Santaco Announces New Air Service To Mexico
ߦ   Sonar search finds missing man in submerged car whose been missing 9 years
ߦ   Texas City Police Department - Daily Bulletin - Arrests
ߦ   TMPA endorses Cole Ballweg for Texas House
ߦ   U.S. Marshals Arrest Fugitive Wanted in 4 Iowa Counties
ߦ   U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Murder Suspect Who Fled From Puerto Rico to Florida
ߦ   U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests Three and Recovers Two Handguns
ߦ   Young Girl Online Turns Out To Be A Lubbock Cop
ߦ   Another Joplin candidate a finalist for Galveston job
ߦ   Attorney representing woman suing the City lashes out at Austin Police
ߦ   Austin Police Officer Fired For Dishonesty
ߦ   Boyfriend Arrested in Murder of 16-Year Old Girl {WATCH}
ߦ   BUSTED & CUFFED - And one conviction
ߦ   Citizen Pulls Over Police Officer [WATCH]
ߦ   Conroe Double Homicide Reward Raised to $5,000
ߦ   Daily Bulletin - Arrests - Galveston County

   Next >>
 
Search Archives:
Arizona » Drugs, evidence bags, fake IDs, traffic-stop videos were found at house where deputy killed himself.

Phoenix • When sheriff’s deputy Ramon Charley Armendariz hanged himself, he left behind a house full of questions.

The Salt Lake Tribune is reporting that among the items at his house were a stash of drugs, evidence bags from old cases, hundreds of fake IDs and thousands of his video-recorded traffic stops that were withheld in a racial-profiling case against his boss, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Now, the quest for answers has raised the possibility that a yet-to-be-determined number of his cases could be thrown out and has refocused attention on Arpaio and his department, already under close watch by a federal monitor in the profiling case.

The judge overseeing the case has raised the prospect that Armendariz may have been shaking down people living in the U.S. illegally during traffic stops, and the top prosecutor in Phoenix described the situation as a "mess" as his staff begins to sort it out.

Arpaio’s lawyer says the agency hopes Armendariz was a lone rogue officer. "I don’t know what triggered him," said Arpaio, whose territory includes the Phoenix area.

Cecillia Wang, a lawyer who pressed the profiling case, has concerns about Arpaio’s office running the investigation. "A law enforcement agency that launches this kind of investigation shouldn’t have stated a desired outcome," she said.

Armendariz moved to Arizona from Texas in 2004 to be closer to two terminally ill relatives. First a jail officer, he became a deputy and eventually joined the smuggling squad that was once the flagship of Arpaio’s immigration crackdowns.

As a member of the unit for about four years, the Spanish-speaking deputy was among dozens of officers who received special training to enforce federal immigration laws. He also took part in Arpaio’s most controversial patrols.

The deputies would flood an area — in some cases, heavily Latino areas — over several days to seek out traffic violators and arrest other offenders.

Arpaio’s office was sued over allegations that officers systematically racially profiled Latinos, and went on trial over the accusations. Armendariz was a witness, testifying that he never used race as a factor in making a traffic stop.







Comments:
The implication his suicide was somehow connected to the Sheriff's immigration enforcement is laughable at best. This is a biased editorial, not a news story.
Posted by SecureOurBorderNOW at 6/4/2014 10:43:19 AM

@SecurOurBordersNow
Agreed, that Sheriff has been the subject of a witch-hunt for some time now.
BTW, looking at your nickname, maybe you know what became of BluServo border watch. Loss of funding?
ed dot vaisvilas at gmail dot com
Posted by WannaBeMountainMan at 6/10/2014 4:56:07 PM

Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
  Share   Share link on Twitter Tweet  
© 1999-2014 The Police News. All rights reserved.