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Illegal Immigrant Charged In Phoenix Cop's Death

June 04, 2013  | 

Photo of Officer Daryl Raetz courtesy of Phoenix PD.
Photo of Officer Daryl Raetz courtesy of Phoenix PD.
Phoenix Police have filed manslaughter charges against a suspect already in custody on drug and immigration violations that they believe struck and killed an officer processing a DUI arrest.

Jesus Cabrera Molina, 24, has admitted he was drunk and high on cocaine the night his SUV struck and killed Officer Daryl Raetz, but he denies he was behind the wheel, reports Phoenix New Times.

Raetz, 29, was struck at about 3:30 a.m. on May 19, at 51st and Cambridge avenues. The driver fled the scene, and Surprise Police officers stopped an Expedition matching the description of the vehicle that struck the officer.

When he was arrested, Cabrera Molina had a small bag of cocaine in his pocket. Federal immigration officials also issued a detainer to take custody of Cabrera Molina because they said he is in the country illegally and skipped a court date after posting a $5,000 bond in 2012, reports the Arizona Republic.

Arizona law enforcement officers have rallied around the family of Officer Raetz. Severl hundred officers attended his daughter's kindergarten graduation ceremony.

Tags: Phoenix PD, Drunk Driving, Illegal Immigration


Comments (6)

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Capt David-Ret LA County @ 6/4/2013 4:59 PM

Under Obama and Napaitaliano (sp?) rules this guy will get weekends in jail and a plane ride back across the border and a citation warning him not to come back again..

Thomas Metz @ 6/5/2013 4:48 AM

A travesty . Impeach Obama (for obviously buying votes) & say NO to amnisty!

maddog 81 mm @ 6/5/2013 5:01 AM

What would have happened to an , illegal , drunk , Amedrican citizen, in Mexico, if the incident was reversed ??? How do you think he/she would fare in the Mexican criminal justice system ???

Bob@Az. @ 6/5/2013 10:16 AM

Another Hero dies at the hands of an illegal. This BS is getting worse day by day, due to the Administrations lack of concern for American lives. This piece of slime should not have been here to start with after being busted in 2012 and permitted bond by some moronic judge, who should be held accountable. The fu*k*r was an illegal and should have been held, not bonded out. Blues, Stay Safe.

Troop @ 6/9/2013 2:50 AM

Whoo hooo can't wait for amnesty. This will fix everything! Not.

Sir! @ 7/2/2013 10:57 AM

Another fallen officer. It won't get any worst! How many officers have to die in order to change the policy? That "piece of shit" should not get any ride back to his fuckin country. Maddog your right. What would've happened is the situation was reverse? The fuckin Mexicans would've buried him a live. That's what we have to do in this country.

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