El Paso firefighter arrested and accused of ‘impersonating a public servant’

An El Paso, Texas, firefighter who challenged police at a bar about which public officers can perform occupancy checks was arrested and accused of “impersonating a public servant.”

Raymond Gino Estrada, 35, was arrested Nov. 16 and booked throughout the county jail on $1,000 bond, police acknowledged Monday. On-line jail info Monday evening time did not level out he was being held, nonetheless he did not reply to requests for comment.

City’s firefighters’ union did not immediately reply, each.

The El Paso Police Division acknowledged officers in a downtown unit went to a bar referred to as Coconuts, which is positioned behind police headquarters, to conduct an occupancy and noise confirm after they encountered Estrada.

“Estrada, who was on the bar, began stating to the officers that solely Fireplace Marshals have been allowed to conduct occupancy checks,” police acknowledged in a press launch.

He was arrested after he acknowledged he was a fireplace marshal, the police division acknowledged, together with that his assertion was tantamount to claiming to be an officer of the regulation.

“Estrada was at current employed as a firefighter with the El Paso Fireplace Division nonetheless was not employed as a fireplace marshal,” police acknowledged.

An El Paso Fireplace Division spokesman acknowledged its hearth marshals are “licensed” regulation enforcement.

“The El Paso Fireplace Division would not condone any such habits and takes it considerably,” Fireplace Chief Mario D’Agostino acknowledged in a press launch. “Together with the felony costs, the incident is at current beneath investigation by the division.”