Trump calls family of slain immigrant cop
US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has called the family of police officer Ronil Singh, who was shot dead – allegedly by an illegal immigrant – in California last week, the White House said.
Corporal Ronil Singh, 33, of the Newman Police Department, was shot and killed during a traffic stop at Merced Street and Eucalyptus Avenue just before 1am on December 26.
On Thursday White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said: “President Trump praised officer Singh’s service to his fellow citizens, offered condolences and commended the rapid investigation, response and apprehension of the suspect.”
California police earlier arrested 33-year-old Gustavo Perez Arriaga, who came to the US illegally and was believed to be fleeing Mexico, on charges of killing Singh. Singh himself had immigrated to the US from Fiji. – IANS