An illegal alien, Garza Palacios, had been previously convicted in the U.S., and was released by the sanctuary jurisdiction of Montgomery County, Maryland. In 2015 he was convicted of drunk driving. ICE had a detainer on him, but the county refused to honor it, and released him back into the public. That same year he was arrested for breaking windows out of 16 cars, and for starting a fire. So, twice he should have been deported, but wasn’t. Had he been deported, two law enforcement officers, 33-year-old Sander Cohen, the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office deputy chief, and later, FBI agent Carlos Wolff, age 36, who was left dead at a nearby hospital, would still be with their family’s today.
Garza Palacios received a $280 fine for the deadly car crash, with prosecutors saying that the illegal alien’s killing of Cohen and Wolff did not constitute a “reckless disregard” for life, according to court records obtained by the Washington Post.
(One has to wonder if the prosecutors lowered the crime to try to prevent Palacios’ deportation. They do that a lot in sanctuary cities and jurisdictions.)
On the night that the illegal alien killed the two law enforcement officers, Wolff was on Interstate 270 after crashing his car on the median. Cohen pulled over with his hazard lights to help Wolff.
That’s when Garza Palacios drove up on the scene of the accident and hit Wolff and Cohen, propelling them off the concrete wall. The illegal alien said he did not see the two men and he was not found to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the deadly crash.
Now, the illegal alien will receive no jail time and did not even have to appear in court for the fatal accident.