Sheriff Deputy, Brandon Collins, was conducting a routine traffic stop when an illegal immigrant slammed into the back of his patrol car, setting it on fire and killing him.
Adrian Espinosa-Flores, a repeat DUI offender fled the scene and was later tracked down by police dogs. This whole scenario has government officials upset and questioning how Mr. Flores was able to continue residing in the U.S. after a long list of priors. Two Senators wrote “It seems Deputy Collins died at the hands of someone who broke our laws and should not have been allowed to remain in the United States following his multiple interactions with law enforcement,”
It’s disgusting to think that murders and rapists are having multiple encounters with U.S. law enforcement and are being let loose to continue criminal activity.
I can’t even begin to imagine what Hillary will do to our country and our personal safety if she wins the election.
Johnson County, Kansas, Sheriff Master Deputy Brandon Collins was conducting a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 69 near Overland Park in the early morning hours of September 11,according to the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP). The deputy got back in his patrol car which was then struck from behind by a pickup truck. The patrol car burst into flames and Collins died inside the burning vehicle. The driver of the pickup truck fled the scene but was captured a short time later.
Police dogs were brought to the scene and the driver was tracked down and arrested,Kansas City Star reporter Robert Cronkleton wrote. The driver was taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash.
Officials determined the driver was intoxicated at the time of the crash, the ODMP reported. He was later identified by officials as Adrian Espinosa-Flores. It was later learned that Espinosa-Flores is an illegal alien with a prior criminal history that includes a DUI conviction in California. He has now been charged with Involuntary Manslaughter and leaving the scene of a traffic crash involving a death.
U.S. Senators Charles Grassley (R-IA), who serves as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Jerry Moran (R-KS) have written a letter, attached below, to Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, demanding information about the criminal and immigration history of Espinosa-Flores.
The senators wrote, “It appears that Flores was able to evade removal by taking advantage of at least one sanctuary jurisdiction. As a result, a law enforcement officer was killed, allegedly by Flores while again driving under the influence.”
Espinosa-Flores was convicted in Los Angeles County, California, in 2001 for DUI after an arrest in the city of Pomona, KSBH News’ Cynthia Newsome and Andy Alcock reported. At that time he was using the name Arturo Espinoza Mercado. Officials in that jurisdiction did not report the arrest and conviction of the illegal alien to ICE officials, according to the senators’ letter. He was also arrested in by the Overland Park Police Department for driving without a license in 2013. That jurisdiction also did not notify ICE of his arrest. Instead, Espinosa-Flores paid $280 in fines and fees and was sent on his way.
“ICE was not notified by authorities in California or Kansas of either arrest,” Neudauer wrote in his email response to the AP inquiry.
An Associated Press report published by the Huron Daily Tribune indicated that ICE Spokesman Shawn Neudauer indicated his agency has now place an immigration on Espinoza-Flores. He also confirmed that had the DUI conviction been reported it would have made the illegal alien a priority enforcement case and they would have taken him into custody. Instead, the man was allowed to remain in the United States and allegedly kill Master Deputy Collins while driving drunk again.