Friday, October 24, 2008

Statement regarding Officer Engelberto Rubio, Jr.

February 5, 2009 Update:

In January, a Colusa County jury acquitted Mr. Rubio on all counts.

Source: Colusa County


December 1, 2008 Update:
Officer Rubio resigned his position with the Suisun City Police Department for personal reasons in early November, and is no longer an employee of Suisun City.


On Oct. 16, Suisun City Police Officer Engelberto Rubio Jr. began a 30-day unpaid administrative leave after the Suisun City Police Department learned of impending child abuse charges in Colusa County, his county of residence.

Rubio surrendered to authorities on Oct. 22 in Colusa County on allegations of felony infliction of corporal injury upon a child and misdemeanor child endangerment charges.

"This is a very difficult situation for the Suisun City Police Department, as it is with any employer," said Public Information Officer Scott Corey. "We can't control what happens to our employees during their off-duty hours. Obviously, we expect them to conduct their affairs in a lawful and ethical manner."

Rubio was hired approximately three months ago and was in the midst of an 18-month probationary assignment standard for all newly hired Police Department employees.

When the Colusa County District Attorney's Office contacted the Suisun City Police Department earlier this month to notify officials regarding the allegations, Rubio was removed from street patrols and assigned to administrative duties.

On Oct. 16, the Colusa County District Attorney Office indicated there was sufficient evidence to bring charges. Rubio began an unpaid leave to provide time to resolve the matter.

If the charges are not resolved during his leave, Rubio may either resign or be terminated from his Suisun City employment.


Anonymous said...

On January 23, 2009 Engelberto was found "NOT GUILTY". This was nothing more than the ex-wife being hateful & vindictive towards her ex-husband (Engelberto). She lied in Court (PURGERY)and she herself works for the Colusa County Sheriffs Dept. It would be appreciated if Suisun City News Blogger would comply to Engelberto Innocence of this accusation and remove this article from the internet. Thank You.

Scott Corey, public info. officer said...

From Administrator: Thank you for bringing this update information to our attention. The original post was updated with the appropriate new information.

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