New Mexico Sheriff Tries to Cover-up DWI Arrest: "I am the sheriff here ... I can do what I want."
Via ABC News:
New Mexico's attorney general and a county district attorney are investigating to determine whether criminal charges should be brought against a sheriff caught on audio tape trying to force a deputy to release his friend from a DWI arrest.
[...]In an audio recording of the altercation, recorded on another deputy's iPhone, Allingham is heard telling Garza that he is taking Trujillo in for a DWI.
"Oh no you're not," Garza said. "You do what I say and that's it."
"You have no authority interfering with my cases," Allingham said.
"I am the sheriff here, you're not," Garza said.
"I can do what I want. Nobody can tell me what to do," Garza said. "If I want to release him, I will release him."
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