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By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 -2011
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A curious story finds its way from Alaska to the lower forty-eight and the rest of the world. We now know that some Alaska citizens have been stopped, arrested or otherwise contacted by a Mexican citizen posing as a US citizen. Don’t be surprised if more non-US citizen police are found elsewhere across our porous as cheesecloth borders. This one takes the cake because the illegal alien, so-called police officer used a fraudulent passport as proof of US citizenship. I suppose we might think there is nothing sacred under the sun when it comes to forgeries as proof of citizenship. Below you’ll find more from the Anchorage Daily News:
An Anchorage police officer who took on a false identity that masked his Mexican citizenship has been arrested and charged with passport fraud, federal officials said Friday.
At a news conference Friday, U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler said that patrolman Rafael Espinoza, on the Anchorage police force for about six years, was really Rafael Mora-Lopez, a Mexican national working in the United States illegally.
The image below of the “policeman” is © Copyright 2011, The Anchorage Daily News, a subsidiary of The McClatchy Company
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The Anchorage Police Chief has stated the man was an excellent employee and nothing is found to the contrary which indicate sMora-Lopez was involved in criminal activity. The chief did add, there was nothing with the exception of using false documents and swearing falsely when he was sworn as an Anchorage law enforcement officer. The State’s Attorney General’s office through as spokesman has said:
“At this time, we have no reason to believe, with what we know so far, that this gentleman, this officer’s, good work for APD has in any way been compromised or questioned,” Skidmore said. “The work that he performed, the other facts to which he testified, we have no reason to believe that any of that is inaccurate. He did so under an assumed name, and yes that’s something we need to evaluate and look at.”
The chief has indicated the fraudulent cop took a “lie-detector test and passed it.” This is another wonderful endorsement of an unscientific instrument which our SCOTUS has refused to recognize as reliable (click here):
Part of the ongoing investigation will look into how the Mexican national slipped through the screening process for Anchorage police officers, Mew said. For example, officers must pass a lie-detector test during the interview process, Mew said.
“As part of that, do you ask them their name?” a reporter asked Mew.
“He obviously got through the polygraph,” Mew said. “I can tell you what we generally ask, but what’s at issue is what did we ask on that day, in that interview, and we haven’t gotten to that yet.”
Let us suppose this fraud of a cop had a stellar record as he went about fraudulently performing law enforcement duties, this would, I guess, entitle him to say he was a “dishonest honest cop.” That would be all I would grant him … if that much.
You can read more: http://www.adn.com/2011/04/22/1823607/23arrestedcop.html#ixzz1KNSSWLd7
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