This is infuriating.
An undocumented immigrant charged with vehicular homicide after a fiery crash on March 3 bonded out of jail a week later and managed to avoid being detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Ivan Zamarripa-Castaneda was wanted by ICE, but the Denver Sheriff’s Department said Sunday that although the department alerted ICE in response to a request for release notification it received, that did not occur until 6:33 p.m.
Zamarripa-Castaneda, 26, bonded out at 5:28 p.m.
The sheriff’s department called the delay”unacceptable” and said the sheriff has “ordered an immediate internal review to determine why established notification processes did not take place before Zamarripa-Castaneda was released.”
ICE Denver Field Office director Jeffrey Lynch called Zamarripa-Castaneda an “immigration fugitive.”
The sheriff’s department notificed ICE that it would release Zamarripa-Castaneda at an unspecified time.
Less than two hours later, ICE officers arrived at the sheriff’s department to take Zamarripa-Castaneda into custody but were told he had already been released.