Joshua Rhett Miller
April 7, 2010
Law enforcement officers in west Texas are on guard following an alert issued by the Department of Homeland Security warning of retaliatory killings for a recent crackdown on the Barrio Azteca gang.
David Cuthbertson, special agent in charge of the FBI’s El Paso division, said the paramilitary-style gang has an “open policy” to kill its rivals and may turn its sights toward local law enforcement officers.
“[They] are extremely cold-blooded and aggressive,” Cuthbertson told FoxNews.com. “The killings are done really without thought and any kind of remorse.”
Citing uncorroborated information, Homeland Security issued an Officer Safety Alert on March 22, advising lawmen in the El Paso sector to vary their routes to and from work and to wear body armor while on duty. The alert also suggested that officers’ relatives pay closer attention to unusual activity in the area.
This article was posted: Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 5:03 pm