Sheriff: Suspect surrendered in officer's death

"He will never see his son walk", said Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson, whose agency is leading the investigation. He didn't say when that happened but that he has been in the USA for several years. His spokesman said Friday that if the suspect was a known gang member, police could have provided that information to federal authorities.

The arrest of an undocumented immigrant from Mexico accused of killing a Northern California police officer has stoked the debate over sanctuary laws and illegal immigration.

The suspect also had gang affiliations, Christianson said.

Singh, 33, had been a Newman officer since 2011.

The Stanislaus County Sheriff Department has set up a memorial fund for the Singh family where readers can donate.

Richardson said he appreciated the many tips to investigators into Singh's shooting, but he lamented that people want to remain anonymous in these situations.

Surveillance photos of the suspect wanted for shooting and killing a police officer during a traffic stop in Newman, Calif. Dec. 26, 2018. He was taken into custody along with his brother, 25-year-old Adrian Virgen and his co-worker 32-year-old Erik Razo Quiroz, for allegedly attempting to help him leave the country after the incident.

The sheriff commented on current border security laws, including criticism for sanctuary city laws. He said both men also were in the country illegally.

The three have been identified as Bernabe Madrigal Castaneda, 59; Erasmo Villegas, 36; and Maria Luisa Moreno, 57, he was quoted in as saying in the report. Gustavo Perez Arriaga was arrested in his slaying.

There are limited exceptions to SB 54 for people convicted - not just arrested - of serious, violent felonies, but a DUI would not qualify.

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department later reported the additional arrests of Perez Arriaga's girlfriend, 30-year-old Ana Leyde Cervantes of Newman and Perez Arriaga's brother, 34-year-old Conrado Virgen Mendoza of Chowchilla. Jerry Brown says the law permits sharing information on risky gang members with federal authorities. "Illegal immigration doesn't serve our communities, especially criminals who victimize and exploit our communities", Christianson told Fox. Cervantes was arrested in in Turlock, and Virgen Mendoza was arrested in Livermore. "The outcome could have been different if law enforcement wasn't restricted, prohibited, or had their hands tied because of political interference". Christianson also praised their partners in Kern County for apprehending Arriaga in Bakersfield. "He believed in this community", the chief said at a candlelight vigil that hundreds attended Friday night to honor Singh.


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