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Senate fires peace officer for drug use before 2012 shootout
Fresno Bee ^ | May 2, 2014 | Laurel Rosenhall

Posted on 05/06/2014 3:21:30 AM PDT by csvset

The Sacramento Bee asked legislative officials about court records showing the officer had cocaine in his system when he was involved in a December 2012 gunfight that left three people injured and one man dead.

Lopez’s mother, Dina Hidalgo, is a high-ranking official in charge of Senate human resources. His wife, Jennifer Delao, is a secretary in Steinberg’s policy unit.

The missing $100 bill, he said, was what they were using in the endeavor. When it was eventually discovered, Brace said, the bill was rolled up like a straw.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: California
KEYWORDS: banglist; cocaine; donutwatch; hidalgo; lopez; merjil; weed
After a night of drinking, snorting and smoking, one of the Mexicans got paranoid about a "missing" $100.00 bill. Gun play ensued. One dead Mexican and several wounded. Meanwhile, his momma is running a jobs program for familia members.

Dina Hidalgo is the Director of Personnel for the California State Senate. Anonymous letters and complaints talk about preferential treatment for the cocaine snorting cop due to his momma's pull. Sounds like a 3rd world country.

1 posted on 05/06/2014 3:21:31 AM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset

Let me drug testing mandated for officer?

2 posted on 05/06/2014 3:27:16 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice
From what the story says, he was tested.

Challenging Lopez’s credibility will be key to Trevizo’s defense, Brace said. He pointed out in the preliminary hearing that Lopez didn’t tell detectives in his first interview that he had used drugs the night of the shooting. Detective Bullard testified that he brought Lopez back for more questioning two months later, after toxicology reports showed he had tested positive for cocaine.

What gets me is that there's a question as to who shot who? Wouldn't forensics be able to sort this out?

Lopez told the detective he feared the intruders were going to harm the woman, so he went to his bedroom and got his gun. Then he walked outside, detectives testified, and the firefight ensued. Prosecutors say four people were firing guns: Lopez, Trevizo and two of Trevizo’s friends, brothers Francisco and Joseph Merjil. Lopez, Aguallo and Francisco Merjil were injured by gunshots, detectives said, and Joseph Merjil was killed.

Who shot whom will likely be a matter of debate when the case goes to trial next month. Trevizo and Francisco Merjil are being charged with felony robbery and kidnapping. A third friend, Thomas Ordonaz, who prosecutors describe as the getaway driver, is charged with felony robbery in the case.

3 posted on 05/06/2014 3:41:06 AM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset

Sounds like New York to me.

4 posted on 05/06/2014 3:54:52 AM PDT by BilLies (sharyl attkisson is alive and well HOORAY!!!!!)
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To: csvset
“Gerardo Lopez was a sworn peace officer and a member of the Senate’s in-house law enforcement unit known as the sergeant-at-arms office”

This is a State Senate cop?
I find it interesting that as the Fascist State grows, the larger and more varied their armed police forces are.

5 posted on 05/06/2014 5:09:34 AM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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Surprise surprise surprise.......
Cops on drugs during shootouts......

6 posted on 05/06/2014 5:09:43 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: Tupelo

The same as Nazi Germany where each department was issued guns and uniforms.
And branchs like the SS and Luftwaffe had their own ground forces.
Although the Nazis have nothing on this regime. Hitler would drool over the resources that Obama has but would see Obama as a soul mate.

7 posted on 05/06/2014 6:05:00 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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