|Calistoga police officer Riley Jarecki, right, takes the oath|
of office Tuesday from City Clerk Kathy Flamson
as Chief of Police Mitch Celaya, April 2017
During a routine traffic stop Sunday, a deadly shootout occurred between a California police officer and a Mexican national.
Napa County Sheriff’s Deputy Riley Jarecki approached a car containing 48-year-old Javier Hernandez Morales. She walked from the passenger side to the driver’s window, and when she reached the door, Morales suddenly fired at her.
If you want to see what cops are up against — at any given moment — please check out the video, courtesy of Officer Jarecki’s bodycam, at the bottom of this article.
And then consider this: ICE had issued four different detainers against Morales related to suspicion of driving while intoxicated, selling liquor to a minor, battery of a peace office, and probation violations. Three detainers had been sent to Napa County Jail in 2014, 2015, and 2016. One had also been lodged with the Sonoma County Jail in ’16.
None of the detainers were honored, thanks to California’s sanctuary laws.
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Amazingly, Officer Riley Jarecki wasn’t hurt. She shot Morales dead.
Watch the incredible and frightful video below.
She was very lucky not to be killed, let along hurt. As for Morales, good riddance.
Napa County wasn't exactly apologetic about letting Morales slip away previously:
Napa County supervisors told ABC 7, which broke the news, that the county has been following state law since 2017.Linked at Pirate's Cove in the weekly Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup and links.
“Compliance with state law is what Napa County will, in fact, follow through upon, whether there are changes in the future that change things but as of right now we do need to comply with state law and that is what our policy reflects,” Napa County Supervisor Belia Ramos told ABC 7.
Henry Wofford, a sheriff’s spokesman, told the San Francisco Chronicle that the department was alerted by immigration officials to Hernandez Morales’ status prior to ICE issuing a press release on Thursday.
“We’re not talking about that information because that’s an ICE issue,” he said. “We know our role has always been sticking with the role in the community.”