ADCRR AND DPS JOINT INVESTIGATION RESULTS IN ARREST OF TWO CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS

April 9, 2021

 

ADCRR and DPS Joint Investigation Results in Arrest of Two Correctional Employees

(PHOENIX) —Early this morning, two correctional officers assigned to ASPC-Lewis, were arrested on charges of promoting prison contraband.  The arrests occurred as part of a months-long investigation conducted by the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry and the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

The two officers, Daniel Aguilar and Gustavo Leon, were arrested onsite.  Both Aguilar and Leon immediately resigned their positions with the Department upon arrest.       

The investigation is still ongoing, and additional charges may be filed.  

“The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry does not tolerate illegal or inappropriate conduct by its staff or offenders under supervision, and supports prosecution to the fullest extent of the law,” said David Shinn, ADCRR Director.  “I am grateful for our partnership with DPS and their efforts in this investigation along with the efforts of our investigators for their collaborative work which resulted in today’s arrests.”

“This is another example of a collaborative partnership between the Arizona Department of Corrections Rehabilitation and Reentry and the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Although these two particular individuals chose to dishonor our profession, our agencies' true professionals worked jointly and diligently to remove them from the venerable ranks of law enforcement,” said DPS Director Col. Heston Silbert.

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