Multnomah County “sheriff” Mike Reese is now taking heat for failing to notify I.C.E. before he released an illegal alien after he assaulted his wife. Martin Gallo-Gallardo then murdered his wife. ICE is complaining because they put a detainer on him but Reese decided he wanted to know what it would be like to have blood on his hands.
Now, he knows. But any party that doesn’t blink at killing innocent babies, have no moral compass anyway.
A man accused of murdering his wife and leaving her body in a ditch is at the center of a firestorm between ICE and the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.
Federal officers said they placed an immigration hold on Martin Gallo-Gallardo when he was arrested in a domestic violence case in March, months before Coral Rodriguez-Lorenzo was killed.
Officials with the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office said they didn’t get the request. But even if they had, officials said they wouldn’t have honored it because of a 2014 federal court ruling.
In a Friday afternoon press conference, Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese said ICE was “being disingenuous” about their claim they sent the detainer request.
“Check the readability of pages 1 and 3,” Reese said. He noted ICE faxed the document and it states pages 1 and 3 have readability issues — meaning Multnomah County officials never got it.
“It’s 2018,” Reese said. “Let’s start using good technology.”
Gallo-Gallardo, 45, is accused of stabbing his wife multiple times after a weekend party, then dumping her body in a near near a summer camp near Sandy.
When he was arrested in March on assault charges against her, a grand jury decided not to move forward with the case after she was unwilling to cooperate. At that time, Gallo-Gallardo bailed out of jail.
According to federal authorities, he is a Mexican citizen who entered the US without documentation. ICE said if Multnomah County had held him as requested, he likely would have been in federal custody instead of returning home to his wife.
ICE responded to the crime:
“ICE maintains that cooperation by local law enforcement is an indispensable component of promoting public safety. Gallo-Gallardo is a citizen of Mexico who has been previously apprehended by the Border Patrol multiple times unlawfully entering the United States. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) placed an immigration detainer on Gallo-Gallardo on March 6, following his arrest for Felony Assault 4th degree. The Multnomah County Jail did not honor that detainer and Gallo-Gallardo was released on bond on March 8.
The fact is, ICE placed an immigration detainer on Gallo-Gallardo on March 6, following his arrest for Felony Assault 4th degree. The detainer specifically requested notification of Gallo-Gallardo’s release. Under current Oregon law, Multnomah County does not honor detainers in any way. The jail did not contact ICE to provide advance notification of Gallo-Gallardo’s release, which is something routinely done by other counties. Because the detainer request was ignored, Gallo-Gallardo was released on bond on March 8.
In addition to false claims that ICE never filed a detainer, the county’s statement on this matter ignores the fact that there is no mechanism for a judge to issue a criminal warrant for an administrative immigration arrest. Oregon’s sanctuary policies fail to recognize federally established processes for the enforcement of immigration law, and they do so at the expense of the safety of their citizens.”