‘I’m also a police officer’: Arizona deputy uses racial slur, pleads for release after being pulled over for DUI

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    Newley body camera video captured an Arizona sheriff deputy using a racial slur after he was pulled over by an officer in December on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and pleading for release from the hook.

    According to an ASU police report, an Arizona State University police officer spotted her in Tenpe on the morning of December 2 at 5 a.m. and was then stopped by Pinal County Sheriff’s Deputy Julian Navarrete. Navarrett was out with friends at the time of the arrest, the report states.

    When an ASU officer confronted an off-duty deputy about driving under the influence, the video obtained by NBC affiliate KPNX showed Navarrate admitting that she was saying, “Yes, but I am also a police officer.” “

    “How much have you had to drink tonight?” The officer asked.

    “Just one drink two,” Navarrett said.

    Pinal County Sheriff Deputy Julian Navarrett is the subject of an internal investigation after he was arrested for DUI in Tempe in December 2020. (Via ASU Police)

    According to the footage, Navrat showed his badge to the officer. The officer then told Navarrett to get out of his car after confirming he worked for the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.

    “I have worked in this entire field. What are we doing Navarrete said in response. “Can we let anyone else in the vehicle go?”

    The ASU official said there was no point if he was a deputy.

    “So it puts my job in danger, doesn’t it?” Navarrete said.

    “You don’t think it’s my risk if I don’t do it?” The officer replied.

    “Man, I understand, but can I, maybe, someone else put it, like, behind the wheel?” Behind the wheel? “Navrat said.” Do not put my f —— career at risk. “

    He Pleaded for his release again.

    “This is not a New York man,” the ASU official said.

    “New York? N —-, I’m from Arizona dude. I’m not from New York,” Navarrett said.

    The police report states that Navarrett took the Breathlyzer test and flew 0.121 after an ASU officer conducted a field sabri test. The legal limit in Arizona is 0.08. The report states that Navya was arrested on DUI charges and detained at the ASU police station.

    According to the footage, Navarrett asked the officer why they did not give him the pass.

    “You can’t f —— give me the opportunity to park the car,” he said. “Nobody reported it.”

    The officer said, “The fact is that you are telling me that you should not be an officer.”

    A spokesperson for the Pinal County Sheriff Office told KPNX that Navarrett was initially placed on modified duty. During that time, he was banned from driving a patrol car and rode with another deputy while taking regular calls for service.

    However, on Monday, the spokesperson said Navarrett returned to regular duty.

    The spokesman declined to comment further, but said that “Deputy Navarrett is currently the subject of an internal investigation related to the incident, and as such we cannot discuss the case.”

    “Our officers handled themselves professionally, as they would face any subject,” the ASU Police Department said in a statement.

    Navarrett told the news station that he did not want to make a statement at this time.

    Attempts to reach Navarrate by phone by Tuesday were unsuccessful.

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