Sheriff blames California law for officer's death

Sheriff blames California law for officer's death

Sheriff blames California law for officer's death

The brother of a California cop, who was allegedly murdered by an illegal immigrant, broke into tears as he thanked authorities on Friday for finding his brother's killer. That was about 200 miles southeast of where Cpl. Christianson first announced Thursday that the suspect was an undocumented immigrant. He doesn't belong here.

The sheriff whose agency was leading the investigation blamed California's sanctuary law for preventing local authorities from reporting Perez Arriaga to federal immigration officials for previous arrests.

Singh had stopped a suspected drunken driver in the town of Newman when he was fatally wounded and managed to fire back but didn't hit his attacker, authorities have said.

A suspect police are searching for in connection to the fatal shooting of an officer during a traffic stop in Northern California. He joined the Newman police force in 2011.

A police honor guard will stand sentry at Singh's casket for a viewing set for Friday from 9 a.m.to 12 p.m at the Newman Community Meeting Room, followed by a second viewing and honor guard salute at a funeral home in nearby Modesto.

President Trump addressed the manhunt on Twitter on Thursday, noting that this is another example why the country needs to take a tough stand on border security.

Surveillance photos show the suspect purchasing alcohol at a convenience store shortly before the incident.

The sheriff says Perez Arriaga was a native of Mexico and had been in the US illegally for several years.

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"The sheriff's office will spare no expense in hunting down this criminal", Christianson said.

Adrian Virgen. Gustavo Perez Arriaga, the man accused of killing a California police officer who pulled him over to investigate if he was driving drunk, was captured on December 28, 2018. If he had been reported, Christianson said, Singh would still be alive. Cpl.

His spokesman said on Friday that if the suspect was a known gang member, police could have provided that information to federal authorities.

Ronil Singh's wife, Anamika, attended the vigil along with other relatives and friends. He has been described as a Hispanic man with black hair. "The outcome could have been different if law enforcement wasn't restricted, prohibited, or had their hands tied because of political interference". Investigators were examining the vehicle, police said.

"This is new for our department", Richardson said. Arriaga allegedly opened fire on Singh without warning as the officer approached his pickup truck, said Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson. "He loved camping, loved hunting, loved fishing, loved his family".

"Without our brothers and sisters in the law enforcement this would never have happened", Chief Richardson said.

On his Facebook page, Singh posted pictures on Christmas Eve from a deep-sea fishing trip that produced a big haul of crabs and fish.

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