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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

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FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA

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Manuel de Jesus Ortega Melendres, et al.

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Plaintiffs,

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vs.

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Joseph M. Arpaio, et al.,

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Defendants.

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) EXHIBIT
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Exhibit 1

Information regarding the Armedariz investigations

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EXHIBIT 1
(Filed Under Seal)

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Updated list of principals in IA#2014-0541









Sgt. Trowbridge 1703
Officer Montoya A8052
Deputy Lopez 1835
Sgt. Madrid 1376
Sgt. Palmer 1409
Sgt. Powe 1259
Lt. Sousa 1180
Lt. Jakowinicz 1237
Deputy Lopez 1760
Deputy Silva 1615

Updated list of principals/investigative leads in IA#2014-0542


Chief E. Lopez S0966 (principal)
Captain S. Bailey S1148 (I/L)
Captain D. Letourneau S0945 (principal)

Updated list of principals in IA#2014-0543

Deputy Chief J. MacIntyre A5721
Chief Deputy G. Sheridan S0496

New IA Cases (assigned numbers since the 10/22 filing)
IA #2014-0749

Principal: Sergeant James Alger #1001 (Detective Unit Supervisor
responsible for scenes management and control)
Principal: Deputy Donald Hess #1535 (Detective Assigned as the
Case Agent for the Investigation)

This case involves the handling of the property and evidence taken from
the Armendariz home by District 2.
IA#2014-0761

Principal: Deputy Moreno S1761

This is an investigation to determine if Dep. Moreno had the responsibility
of notifying a supervisor of the misconduct observed by Dep. Armendariz while

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he is on scene with Armendariz for a child custody issue and whether or not the
actions taken by patrol personnel were appropriate in handling the civil matter
and civil court paperwork. During the incident Dep. Armendariz enters the home
of one of the subjects and demands that the child be produced and threatens to
arrest the subject if she is not turned over to him. Dep. Moreno is present during
the incident and can be seen on Dep. Armendariz’s camera assisting Armendariz
with deciphering the court documents and the facilitation of turning over the child
to the other party.
IA #2014-0774

Principal: Deputy Jeremy Williams S1419
Principal: Deputy Marie Trombi S1271

This administrative investigation was initiated after detectives were unable
to directly link items of evidence to Charley Armendariz in the course of his
duties. After further review it was determined that Deputy Williams or Deputy
Marie Trombi may or may not have possessed the following item: a Chase debit
card
for Catherine Worley.
1.

After further review it was determined Deputy Williams authored IR
11-118250, which is associated with Catherine Worley. Catherine
Worley was arrested in regards to this incident report. It is unknown
if Deputy Williams ever had possession of this debit card at that
time, but since he had contact with the individual, the investigation
has been initiated.

2.

It was also found Deputy Marie Trombi authored IR 09-106931,
which is associated with Catherine Worley. Catherine Worley was
cited and released in regards to this incident report. It is unknown if
Deputy Trombi ever had possession of this debit card at that time,
but since she had contact with the individual, the investigation has
been initiated.

IA #14-0775

Principal: Deputy Sean Ross S1654

This administrative investigation was initiated after detectives were unable
to directly link items of evidence to Charley Armendariz in the course of his
duties. After further review it was determined that Deputy Ross may or may not
have possessed the following items: 1) a Mexican Identification card in the name

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of Jesus Manuel Basoco-Vega; 2) Washington State Driver’s License for Pedro
Villa-Nila.
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This administrative investigation was initiated after detectives were
unable to directly link a Mexican Identification card in the name of
Jesus Manuel Basoco-Vega, which was located at the home of
Charley Armendariz, to Charley Armendariz in the course of his
duties. After further review it was determined Deputy Ross authored
IR 08-011053, which is associated with Jesus Manuel Basoco-Vega.
Jesus Manuel Basoco-Vega was cited in regards to this incident
report. It is unknown if Deputy Ross ever had possession of this
Mexican Identification card at that time, but since he had contact
with the individual, the investigation has been initiated.

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This administrative investigation was initiated after detectives were
unable to directly link a Washington State Driver’s License for Pedro
Villa-Nila, which was located at the home of Charley Armendariz, to
Charley Armendariz in the course of his duties. After further review
it was determined Deputy Ross authored IR 07-00177654, which is
associated with of Pedro Villa-Nila. Pedro Villa-Nila was arrested in
regards to this incident report. It is unknown if Deputy Ross ever
had possession of this Washington State Driver’s License at that
time, but since he had contact with the individual, the investigation
has been initiated.

IA #14-0776

Principal: Deputy Brent Komoroski S1507
Principal: Deputy Chris Lopez S1760

This administrative investigation was initiated after detectives were unable
to directly link items of evidence to Charley Armendariz in the course of his
duties. After further review it was determined that Deputy Brent Komoroski and
Deputy Chris Lopez may or may not have possessed the following items: 1) a
Mexican voter card in the name of Enoc Arim Velazquez Lopez; 2) Mexican
Matricula Consular Identification for Misael Garcia-Aragon.
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This administrative investigation was initiated after detectives were
unable to directly link a Mexican Identification card in the name Enoc
Arim Velazquez Lopez, which was located at the home of Charley
Armendariz, to Charley Armendariz in the course of his duties. After
further review it was determined Deputy Komoroski authored IR 09116481, which is associated with Enoc Arim Velazquez Lopez.

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Enoc Arim Velazquez Lopez was arrested in regards to this incident
report. It is unknown if Deputy Komoroski ever had possession of
this Mexican voter card at that time, but since he had contact with
the individual, the investigation has been initiated.
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In addition, Deputy Chris Lopez authored IR 09-119083, which is
associated with Enoc Arim Velazquez Lopez. Enoc Arim Velazquez
Lopez was arrested in regards to this incident report. It is unknown if
Deputy Lopez ever had possession of this Mexican voter card at that
time, but since he had contact with the individual, the investigation
has been initiated.

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This administrative investigation was initiated after detectives were
unable to directly link a Mexican Matricula Consular Identification for
Misael Garcia-Aragon, which was located at the home of Charley
Armendariz, to Charley Armendariz in the course of his duties. After
further review it was determined Deputy Komoroski authored IR 09068806, which is associated with of Misael Garcia-Aragon. Misael
Garcia-Aragon was arrested in regards to this incident report. It is
unknown if Deputy Komoroski ever had possession of this Mexican
Matricula Consular Identification at that time, but since he had
contact with the individual, the investigation has been initiated.

IA #2014-0777

Principal: Deputy Alejandro Ortega S1717

This administrative investigation was initiated after detectives were unable
to directly link items of evidence to Charley Armendariz in the course of his
duties. After further review it was determined that Deputy Ortega may or may not
have possessed the following items; 1) a Mexican Voter card for Hermino
Casimiro Flores; 2) a Mexico Driver’s License for Hermino Casimiro Flores; 3) a
Mexican Voter card for Jesus Mota-Mesa.
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This administrative investigation was initiated after detectives were
unable to directly link a Mexican Voter card for Hermino Casimiro
Flores, a Mexico Driver’s License for Hermino Casimiro Flores, and
a Mexican Voter card for Jesus Mota-Mesa, which was located at
the home of Charley Armendariz, to Charley Armendariz in the
course of his duties. After further review it was determined Deputy
Ortega authored IR 10-042666, which is associated with the listed
names. Hermino Casimiro Flores was arrested in regards to this
incident and Jesus Mota-Mesa was listed as being a passenger in a

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Identification card at that time, but since he had contact with the
individual, the investigation has been initiated.
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This administrative investigation was initiated after detectives were
unable to directly link packet number 915, a Mexico Driver’s License
for Andres Fragoso-Perez, which was located at the home of
Charley Armendariz, to Charley Armendariz in the course of his
duties. After further review it was determined that Deputy Rangel
was the case agent in IR 10-091977, which is associated with
Fragoso-Perez. Fragoso-Perez was booked into MCSO jail in
reference to this incident report. It is unknown if Deputy Rangel ever
had possession of this Mexican Voter Registration Identification card
at that time, but since he had contact with the individual, the
investigation has been initiated. Item 915 was not listed among the
items put into inmate property for Fragoso-Perez.

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This administrative investigation was initiated after detectives were
unable to directly link internal tracking number 77, a Mexican ID card
for Omar Sandoval-Arellano, which was located at the home of
Charley Armendariz, to Charley Armendariz in the course of his
duties. After further review it was determined that Deputy Rangel
was the case agent in IR 10-075516, which is associated with
Sandoval-Arellano. Sandoval-Arellano was turned over to ICE in
regards to this incident report. It is unknown if Deputy Rangel ever
had possession of this Mexican Identification card at that time, but
since he had contact with the individual, the investigation has been
initiated.

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This administrative investigation was initiated after detectives were
unable to directly link item number 887, a Mexican Federal Electoral
card in the name Rene Hernandez De Jesus DOB:
and a
Metricula Consular Identification in the name Rene HernandezDejesus DOB:
, both located at the home of Charley
Armendariz, to Charley Armendariz in the course of his duties. After
further review it was determined that Deputy Rangel was the case
agent in IR 11-044315, which is associated with Sandoval-Arellano.
Sandoval-Arellano was arrested in regards to this incident report. It
is unknown if Deputy Rangel ever had possession of this Mexican
Identification card at that time, but since he had contact with the
individual, the investigation has been initiated.

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This administrative investigation was initiated after detectives were
unable to directly link a Wisconsin Driver License for Juan Manuel

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Sanchez Alejandro, which was located at the home of Charley
Armendariz, to Charley Armendariz in the course of his duties. After
further review it was determined that Deputy Rangel was the case
agent in IR 10-060510, which is associated with Juan Manuel
Sanchez Alejandro. Juan Manuel Sanchez Alejandro was arrested
in regards to this incident report. It is unknown if Deputy Rangel
ever had possession of this driver license at that time, but since he
had contact with the individual, the investigation has been initiated.
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This administrative investigation was initiated after detectives were
unable to directly link an ID card for Miguel Vargas-Lucas, which
was located at the home of Charley Armendariz, to Charley
Armendariz in the course of his duties. After further review it was
determined that Deputy Rangel was the case agent in IR 11-032421,
which is associated with Miguel Vargas-Lucas. Miguel Vargas-Lucas
was arrested in regards to this incident report. It is unknown if
Deputy Rangel ever had possession of this ID card at that time, but
since he had contact with the individual, the investigation has been
initiated.

IA #2014-0779

Principal: Det. David Joya S1739

This administrative investigation was initiated after detectives were unable
to directly link items of evidence to Charley Armendariz in the course of his
duties. After further review it was determined that Deputy Joya may or may not
have possessed the following items; 1) an Arizona Identification Card for Luis
Jesus Hernandez DOB
; 2) Identification card for Gregorio Rodriguez
Jr.; 3) Mexico Driver’s License for Juan Gutierrez-Fajardo; 4) Identification card
for Jose Luis Martinez-Michaca; 5) Driver’s license for Elizabeth Bishop
; 6) a Mexican voter card for Jose Mendoza-Mendoza DOB
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This administrative investigation was initiated after detectives were
unable to directly link an Arizona ID card for Luis Jesus Hernandez,
which was located at the home of Charley Armendariz, to Charley
Armendariz in the course of his duties. After further review it was
determined that Deputy Joya was the case agent in IR 11-053759,
which is associated with Luis Jesus Hernandez. Luis Jesus
Hernandez was arrested in regards to this incident report. It is
unknown if Deputy Joya ever had possession of this ID card at that
time, but since he had contact with the individual, the investigation
has been initiated.

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2.

This administrative investigation was initiated after detectives were
unable to directly link an ID card for Gregorio Rodriguez Jr., which
was located at the home of Charley Armendariz, to Charley
Armendariz in the course of his duties. After further review it was
determined that Deputy Joya was the case agent in IR 10-085124,
which is associated with Gregorio Rodriguez Jr. Gregorio Rodriguez
Jr. was arrested in regards to this incident report. It is unknown if
Deputy Joya ever had possession of this ID card at that time, but
since he had contact with the individual, the investigation has been
initiated.

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This administrative investigation was initiated after detectives were
unable to directly link a Mexican Driver License for Juan GutierrezFajardo, which was located at the home of Charley Armendariz, to
Charley Armendariz in the course of his duties. After further review it
was determined that Deputy Joya was the case agent in IR 11032749, which is associated with Juan Gutierrez-Fajardo. Juan
Gutierrez-Fajardo was arrested in regards to this incident report. It
is unknown if Deputy Joya ever had possession of this driver license
at that time, but since he had contact with the individual, the
investigation has been initiated.

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This administrative investigation was initiated after detectives were
unable to directly link an identification card for Jose Luis MartinezMichaca, which was located at the home of Charley Armendariz, to
Charley Armendariz in the course of his duties. After further review
it was determined that Deputy Joya was the case agent in IR 11008715, which is associated with Jose Luis Martinez-Michaca. Jose
Luis Martinez-Michaca was arrested in regards to this incident
report. It is unknown if Deputy Joya ever had possession of this
driver license at that time, but since he had contact with the
individual, the investigation has been initiated.

5.

This administrative investigation was initiated after detectives were
unable to directly link a license for Elizabeth Bishop, which was
located at the home of Charley Armendariz, to Charley Armendariz
in the course of his duties. After further review it was determined
that Deputy Joya was the case agent in IR 09-106931, which is
associated with Elizabeth Bishop. Elizabeth Bishop was arrested in
regards to this incident report. It is unknown if Deputy Joya ever had
possession of this driver license at that time, but since he had
contact with the individual, the investigation has been initiated.

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6.

This administrative investigation was initiated after detectives were
unable to directly link a Mexican Voter card for Jose MendozaMendoza, which was located at the home of Charley Armendariz, to
Charley Armendariz in the course of his duties. After further review it
was determined that Deputy Joya was the case agent in IR 09106931, which is associated with Jose Mendoza-Mendoza. Jose
Mendoza-Mendoza was arrested in regards to this incident report. It
is unknown if Deputy Joya ever had possession of this Mexico Voter
card at that time, but since he had contact with the individual, the
investigation has been initiated.

IA #2014-0780

Principal: Deputy Jesus Cosme S1501

This administrative investigation was initiated after detectives were unable
to directly link items of evidence to Charley Armendariz in the course of his
duties. After further review it was determined that Deputy Jesus Cosme may or
may not have possessed the following items; 1) a Mexican Voter Registration
card for Humberto Morales-Caballero; 2) a Mexican Matricula Consular
identification for Marco Antonio Ojeda-Sotelo.
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This administrative investigation was initiated after detectives were
unable to directly link a Mexican Voter Registration card for
Humberto Morales-Caballero, which was located at the home of
Charley Armendariz, to Charley Armendariz in the course of his
duties. After further review it was determined Humberto MoralesCaballero is listed in report IR 11-035404. Documentation shows
Humberto Morales-Caballero was arrested by Deputy Jesus Cosme.
It is unknown if Deputy Jesus Cosme ever had possession of the
Mexican Voter Registration card at that time, but since he had
contact with the individual, the investigation has been initiated.

2.

This administrative investigation was initiated after detectives were
unable to directly link a Mexican Matricula Consular identification for
Marco Antonio Ojeda-Sotelo, which was located at the home of
Charley Armendariz, to Charley Armendariz in the course of his
duties. After further review it was determined Marco Antonio OjedaSotelo is listed in MCSO reports 2010-044136 and 2010-043845.
Deputy R. Armendariz S1764 and Deputy Jesus Cosme were the
arresting deputies and Case Agents for both incidents. It is
unknown if Deputy Jesus Cosme ever had possession of the

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Mexican Matricula Consular identification at that time, but since he
had contact with the individual, the investigation has been initiated.
IA #2014-0781

Principal: Deputy Ernest Quintero S1131

This administrative investigation was initiated after detectives were unable
to directly link items of evidence to Charley Armendariz in the course of his
duties. After further review it was determined that Deputy Ernest Quintero may
or may not have possessed the following items: 1) a Mexican Voter card for Elias
Dionicio-Garduna.
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This administrative investigation was initiated after detectives were
unable to directly link a Mexican Voter card Elias Dionicio-Garduna,
which was located at the home of Charley Armendariz, to Charley
Armendariz in the course of his duties. After further review it was
determined Elias Dionicio-Garduna is listed in MCSO report 2011030758 authored by Deputy Ernest Quintero. It is unknown if
Deputy Ernest Quintero ever had possession of the Mexican Voter
card at that time, but since he had contact with the individual, the
investigation has been initiated.

IA #2014-0782

Principal: Deputy Daniel Gandara S1906

This administrative investigation was initiated after detectives were unable
to directly link items of evidence to Charley Armendariz in the course of his
duties. After further review it was determined that Deputy Daniel Gandara may
or may not have possessed the following items: 1) a Mexican Voter Registration
card for Juan Carlos Balboa-Balboa.
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This administrative investigation was initiated after detectives were
unable to directly link a Mexican Voter Registration card for Juan
Carlos Balboa-Balboa, which was located at the home of Charley
Armendariz, to Charley Armendariz in the course of his duties. After
further review it was determined Juan Carlos Balboa-Balboa is listed
in MCSO report 2011-005621 authored by Deputy Daniel Gandara.
Per the report Juan Carlos Balboa-Balboa was arrested during this
incident. It is unknown if Deputy Daniel Gandara ever had
possession of the Mexico Voter Registration card at that time, but

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since he had contact with the individual, the investigation has been
initiated.
IA #2014-0783

Principal/Investigative Lead: Former Deputy Cisco Perez S1346
(Because Cisco Perez is no longer employed by MCSO, this
investigation will attempt to determine if other MCSO personnel were
involved with this incident or have knowledge about the handling of
these items of evidence).

This administrative investigation was initiated after detectives were unable
to directly link items of evidence to Charley Armendariz in the course of his
duties. After further review it was determined that Deputy Cisco Perez may or
may not have possessed the following items: 1) a Mexican Voter card for Antonia
Bobatilla-Franco; 2) Mexico Driver’s License for Guadalupe Delgado Perez.
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This administrative investigation was initiated after detectives were
unable to directly link a Mexican Voter card for Antonia BobatillaFranco, which was located at the home of Charley Armendariz, to
Charley Armendariz in the course of his duties. After further review
it was determined Antonia Bobatilla-Franco is listed in MCSO report
2010-033310 authored by Deputy Cisco Perez. Per the report
Antonia Babatilla-Franco was arrested during this incident. It is
unknown if Deputy Cisco Perez ever had possession of the Mexico
Voter card at that time, but since he had contact with the individual,
the investigation has been initiated.

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This administrative investigation was initiated after detectives were
unable to directly link a Mexico Driver’s License for Guadalupe
Delgado Perez, which was located at the home of Charley
Armendariz, to Charley Armendariz in the course of his duties. After
further review it was determined Guadalupe Delgado Perez is listed
in MCSO report 2010-187229 authored by Deputy Cisco Perez. Per
the report Guadalupe Delgado Perez was arrested during this
incident. It is unknown if Deputy Cisco Perez ever had possession of
the Mexico Driver’s License at that time, but since he had contact
with the individual, the investigation has been initiated.

IA #2014-0801

Principal: Unknown Female Deputy
Investigative Lead: Deputy Amie Duong S1769

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This administrative investigation was initiated after detectives were unable
to directly link items of evidence to Charley Armendariz in the course of his
duties. After further review it was determined that Deputy Amie Duong may or
may not have possessed the following item: 1) Arizona license plate 693GYJ.
This administrative investigation was initiated after detectives contacted
Manuela Ruiz Hernandez who is listed as being registered to Arizona license
plate 693GYJ. Hernandez reported approximately two years ago she had been
stopped by MCSO deputies. During that stop deputies took the plate stating the
plate was not valid due to “no insurance”.
Hernandez further reported an unknown female deputy asked her if she
was “. . . a citizen, a Mexican, are you illegal, and are you a wetback?” CAD
records show the stop in question was conducted by Deputy Amie Duong.
*Not listed in previous Court filing
IA#2014-0451
*PSB investigated this case before the Court’s Order. PSB finished its
investigation before the October filing that listed all of the investigations.

Principal(s): Sergeant Jeremy Blain S1361
Lieutenant Pete Metzler S1290

This internal complaint involves the investigation and completion of an
administrative investigation, IA#14-0142 (a division level investigation on Charley
Armendariz). That complaint, IA#2014-0142, was investigated by Sgt. Jeremy
Blain S1361 of District II. The complainant, Amy Rogers, reported that Deputy
Armendariz S1764 used excessive force and was unprofessional in his conduct
during a traffic stop. She had also retained a lawyer and was suing the Sheriff’s
Office for her treatment and damages to her motorcycle. The incident occurred
on March 12, 2014 and the completed investigation was not received by the
Professional Standards Bureau until August 1, 2014. None of the required forms
were completed, none of the interviews were recorded and there was no
documentation of the injuries or damages. Concerns of various policy violations
were identified and were subsequently investigated by the Professional
Standards Bureau.