A Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office posse member was arrested on Friday after a domestic violence incident, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said.
Keith Mendivil was arrested Friday morning by the Phoenix Police Department, the sheriff’s office said.
Mendivil was “separating” from the program following his arrest, the sheriff’s office confirmed.
“This incident clearly illustrates the need to set an ethical baseline for posse members that matches the high standard to which the Sheriff holds all MCSO employees and volunteers,” the Sheriff’s office said in a statement emailed to The Arizona Republic.
The agency did not release details of the incident.
The sheriff’s office said Mendivil joined the North Valley Posse in 2016, and previously carried the Qualified Armed Posse designation, which allowed him to carry a gun as part of the posse, before the Jan. 25 temporary suspension of all posse enforcement operations.
“By the brand new background course of, we’ll be sure that we’ve got an institutional commonplace and ongoing critiques,” Sheriff Paul Penzone mentioned in a ready assertion. “It will allow us to guard the integrity and status of our workplace and the regulation enforcement career.”
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