How Sheriff Paul Babeu Inflated The Story Of His Wounded Deputy
This article elaborates on and adds to the information in the article Beekiller posted yesterday. TPM is being quite thorough on this event, which is important. Paul Babeu seems to be a shifty character.
Experts are now seriously questioning Pinal County Sheriff’s Deputy Louie Puroll’s much-hyped tale of being shot by drug smugglers in a remote part of the Arizona desert. But even if every detail of Puroll’s story is true, it still does not square with many of the claims the Sheriff’s office has peddled about the case.
Read more, to see how this:
“I remember thinking to myself, that man is an Indian, he’s probably not a Mexican smuggler. I remember thinking that because that’s what he looked like,” Puroll told detectives.became this:
As recently as Tuesday, Babeu was on Fox News saying that “one of my deputies, as you know, was ambushed — was shot by six members of a Mexican drug cartel.”
There are other major discrepancies in the stories as well.