3-Time Deported Illegal Runs Over Police Officer In This ‘Sanctuary’ City
As Senate Democrats blocked passage of “Kate’s Law,” a bill which would have mandated a five-year sentence for illegal immigrants convicted of a felony who attempt to reenter the United States, the city of San Francisco reaffirmed its commitment to maintain its status as a so-called “sanctuary city.”
Now another crime committed by a previously deported illegal alien is gaining attention as new details emerge from a vehicular assault case in Texas.
Eduardo Gonzalez-Rios, 29, is accused of repeatedly running over Dallas police officer, Corporal Ed Lujan, causing severe injuries. Gonzalez-Rio has been deported three times since 2004 when he was 18-years-old.
The illegal alien is being held in the Dallas County jail on three counts of aggravated assault on a public servant.
Officials from the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency of the Department of Homeland Security have placed Gonzalez-Rios on a detainer, but
Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez announced earlier in the month that her office is no longer automatically honoring ICE detainers.
Valdez said detainers would be considered on a case-by-case basis without regard to the seriousness of the alleged offense, indicating that felonies and misdemeanors will be handled in the same manner.
The assault occurred when Lujan was working security as an off-duty, but uniformed officer at a nightclub. After being escorted from the club, Gonzalez-Rios backed his SUV into an officer, jumped a curb and struck Lujan.
Gonzalez-Rios then proceeded to back over the officer before he was fired on by other officers. He was hit in the arm and did not require hospitalization.
Corporal Lujan sustained multiple injuries including a broken sternum, nose, tibia, ankle, nose and skull, in addition to fractured vertebrae.
The governor of Texas, Republican Greg Abbott, has been a strong advocate for ending sanctuary city policies throughout the state, and has withdrawn state funding from any county jail in the state that followed them.