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Uniquely Qualified

A new group of applicants for the police academy in El Paso, Texas, arrived at police headquarters for their physical agility tests. One of the police officers at the station recognized one of the applicants, but couldn’t quite place him — and he noticed the man was avoiding him. The applicants hadn’t gone through criminal background checks yet, so the unnamed officer pulled the file on Antonio “Tony” Sanchez Jr., 36, and checked him out. Sure enough, Sanchez had a 17-year-old warrant out for his arrest: he fled charges of “organized criminal activity” in the gang beating of another man that was so severe, the man died several days later. Sanchez was arrested and held on $25,000 bond. (RC/El Paso Times) ...And if he was a good prospect, he would have read himself his rights, and rolled his own fingerprints.
Original Publication Date: 11 October 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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