3 arrested in death of California police officer, sheriff rips sanctuary laws


The sheriff leading the investigation blamed California's sanctuary law for preventing local authorities from reporting Gustavo Perez Arriaga to US immigration officials for two previous drunken driving arrests. He joined the Newman Police Department in July 2011. "It's a conversation we need to have".

Christianson called for stricter laws at a news conference as Singh's brother wept beside him.

Gustavo Perez Arriaga has been arrested in connection to the shooting death of Corporal Ronil Singh of the Newman Police Department.

A truck believed to have been the one stopped by Singh was later found abandoned in a garage in a mobile home park about four miles from the shooting.

Adrian Virgen and Erik Razo Quiroz were arrested yesterday for allegedly helping Arriaga escape after he allegedly shot and killed Corporal Singh.

The sanctuary law limits cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities, although it includes more than 800 exceptions for violent crimes and felonies.

"Please remember the man", Richardson also said.

Newman Police Chief Randy Richardson called Singh a patriot.

The suspect, who fled the area in a Dodge Ram pickup, was in the United States illegally, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.

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Christianson said Arriaga entered the country illegally, has two prior arrests for DUI and has known gang affiliations.

The case caught national attention in part because of the suspect's reported immigration status.

"Deputy Singh came to this country to be a police officer and was loved by all", said Turlock Mayor Amy Bublak, who lives nearby and used to be a police officer. Sheriff Christianson said they had identified the man but held off on officially releasing his name.

After Thursday's press conference, President Trump weighed in on the manhunt on Twitter, using it to back his argument for the border wall, which many experts agree is not an effective deterrent for migrants looking to enter the U.S.

"Build the Wall!" he wrote as the partial government shutdown, precipitated by an unwillingness of Republicans and Democrats to compromise on a spending bill to include the president's demand for $5 billion to fund a border wall.

"I think that what's being lost here is yes, he was a police officer and that's why all of you are packed in this room-because he was tragically taken from us".

They said he was being brought in wearing Singh's handcuffs.

KCSO will be holding their press conference at KCSO Headquarters on Norris Road in Oildale at 1 p.m. KCSO told 23ABC that the press conference will be "significant".

Three people were also arrested at the home, Youngblood said. He had a thick accent but took speech classes to improve his communication, the chief said.

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