Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sheriff's Employee Arrested as Illegal Immigrant

DALLAS - A detention service officer at the Dallas County jail was arrested Friday and charged with immigration violations.

Maria Elvia Ross has been a county employee for years. She was hired former Sheriff Jim Bowles in 2001 and has since served on Sheriff Lupe Valdez’s quality assurance team for improving jail sanitation.

It wasn’t until she applied for a sheriff’s deputy position that a background check flagged her immigration status.

The county says that out of the 1,300 detention service officers, none undergo regular background checks...

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