Latino Rights Group Demands Federal Investigation Of AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu

The Latino rights group Respect Respeto has filed a formal request that the federal government investigate Sheriff Paul Babeu for abuses of power.

In the document submitted to the Department of Justice, Respect Respeto says Babeu made “text messages, pictures and threats that are unbecoming of an elected sheriff.” On their Facebook page , the group complains Babeu ignored helping Latino victims of crimes in the past. They call his recent accusation “the last straw.” Respect Respeto’s director, Lydia Guzman closed the document by saying, “It is my feeling that neither an elected official nor a law enforcement officer should abuse their positions to make such threats upon an individual in exchange for their silence and this is why I am respectfully requesting an investigation into this matter.”

Here’s their Facebook page.