The Premiere Website For Police News In Texas



Deputies’s demise causes deep problems for Arpaio
Phoenix, AZ
More Today's News:
ߦ   In Memoriam - Retired Sergeant Jerry W. Lineberry
ߦ   Former ABC13 Sports Director Bob Allen has died
ߦ   Accident on Seawall Causes Closures around 69th Street As Crews Make Repairs
ߦ   Austin County SO Dispatcher Letter Of Commendation
ߦ   BACODA screens film about youth addiction and recovery
ߦ   Burnet County Sheriff's Office - Inmate/Arrests Summary
ߦ   Car break-ins remain a concern, LPPD asks community to help in deterring thieves
ߦ   CEO, CFO and VP Convicted in Nationwide Worker's Compensation Fraud Scheme
ߦ   Child Abuse Unit Charge Man For Shooting Gun While Playing A Video Game
ߦ   CLEAT Will Defend San Antonio Police Trump Supporters
ߦ   Commissioners Agenda - Oct 21 Special Meeting
ߦ   Crime Stopper Alert - Felony Theft
ߦ   Deputies Seeking Info On Burglars & Credit Card Thieves
ߦ   Fatal Crash at 13000 Almeda Road
ߦ   FBI Announces Results of Operation Cross Country X
ߦ   FBI Releases 2015 Statistics on Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted
ߦ   Federal Grand Jury Indicts Three for Credit Union Robbery
ߦ   Follow-Up to Investigation into Active Shooter Incident at 4000 Law Street
ߦ   Former Fort Worth High School Teacher Admits to Felony Child Pornography Charge
ߦ   Fort Bend County Trial Information
ߦ   Galveston Police Investigate Stabbing Death
ߦ   Gunman’s ‘attempted assassination’ of cops on coffee break fizzles out — and then the tables are turned
ߦ   Halloween safety lies on the forefront for LPPD
ߦ   Have You Seen This Child?
ߦ   Investigation into Fatal Crash at 2000 North Loop East
ߦ   Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 4800 Lamonte
ߦ   Lone Star Pharmacy Theft
ߦ   Man kills sister-in-law in Richmond-area home
ߦ   Man Sentenced to 172 Months in Federal Prison for Kidnapping and Enticing Two Teenage Girls to Engage in Sexual Activity
ߦ   Operation Cross Country
ߦ   Paris Police Dept - Daily Activity Summary
ߦ   Paris Police Dept - Daily Arrests Summary
ߦ   Police News Links
ߦ   Statement on HPD Property Room Sprinkler Malfunction

   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.

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

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
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
  Facebook   Share link on Twitter Tweet  

© 1999-2016 The Police News. All rights reserved.