Gustavo Perez Arriaga, a Mexican, who was said to be responsible for the death of a California police officer will now face murder charges according to prosecutors.
After Dec. 26 shooting of Newman police Cpl. Ronil Singh, Perez Arriaga was arrested on Friday. On Monday, John Goold, spokesman of Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office, said charges against the suspect would be filed before he is arraigned on Wednesday.
Perez Arriaga, an illegal resident of the country, was captured while attempting to flee to Mexico according to Authorities. It was also revealed that the suspect had several arrests in the past through the immigration authorities said that no contact existed between them and the suspect until his arrest last week.
ICE Issued Statement
In a statement sent via mail by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of the US, it was stated that the agent had placed its first immigration detainer on the suspect after December 26 killing.
A prior national debate over California sanctuary policies was rekindled following the death of the officer, and President Trump has weighed in on the situation by taking advantage of the alleged death of the officer from the hands of an illegal resident to call for stricter border security.
While the current administration’s aggressive moves against immigration are evident for all to see – a case at hand is the present partial government shutdown as a result of lack of funding for the border wall, the alleged killing of the officer by an illegal resident will do no good to the credentials of pro-immigration.
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