Sgt. Raul Ramirez El Paso, TX arrest ABC-7 Crew
- April 22nd, 2009
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Shame on Sgt. Raul Ramirez. Just because you are a police officer does not mean you can do whatever you want. There were many people on the side of the road and Mr. Ramirez went directly after the news crew because they had a camera. He was not telling everybody to leave and when he told them to go back to their truck, the reporters did start to move back. Mr. Ramirez escalated the situation when one of the reporters said “He can shoot if he wants to”. This angers the cop and then his agenda instantly changes to making sure that the reporter knows that he can be arrested. He was told to go back to the truck and he did. This does not warrant the police officer rushing Darren Hunt and grabbing his belt and threatening him. He asks him if he wants to get arrested and then all of a sudden seems to change his mind and then arrests the reporter. He then grabs the cameraman who is watching in amazement and arrests him as well. The name of the cameraman was Ric Dupont.
Sgt. Ramirez is on administrative duty and if the investigation finds that he was in the wrong, he could face disciplinary action, which would most likely be a long-term suspension.
Please tell us your thoughts and if you have had any interactions with Sgt. Raul Ramirez.
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