POSTED: Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 9:36pm
UPDATED: Sunday, April 3, 2011 - 12:02am
SOCORRO - Socorro Councilman Jesse Gandara spoke with NewsChannel 9 Thursday over how upset he was at the comments made by Sheriff Richard Wiles Wednesday about a criminal complaint Gandara filed against a deputy for assault.
"The comments made by Sheriff Wiles yesterday were ignorant, they were one-sided and II would like to see a public apology once all the facts surface and he sees that he is clearly wrong. He made a one-sided judgment based on no facts at all," said Gandara.
Rep. Gandara also pointed out to us what he believes to be another issue in the department, "There is a problem with integrity in that department and it starts at the top."
"I expect for it to be fair, the investigation, all I'm asking for justice to run its course. What I don't expect is for the County Sheriff of El Paso to insert his influence on this investigation and call it crap which in all respects that type of terminology coming from our Sheriff is disrespectful to our community," said Gandara.