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On Behalf of / Friday, 09 December 2016 / Published in assault, battery

Phoenix Principal and Wife Accused of Abuse

When you think of school, you think of safety. You don’t think of some one assaulting someone. However, according to reports, a Phoenix high school principal as well as his wife are both are accused of assault.

Ricardo Cordova is the principal at Carl Hayden High School.  Brisa Cordova, his wife is a teacher at Trevor Browne High School.

According to police their arrests come from a domestic violence issue at their home. They are now facing charges for misdemeanor assault.

Statement from Phoenix Union High School District:

“Phoenix Union is aware of the recent arrests. This is a police matter.  We will make the appropriate steps when and if necessary to address this issue internally, and ultimately make a decision that is in the best interest of our students, staff and community.”

Man is Dead After Domestic Abuse Call

A domestic abuse case can always turn pretty ugly, but one doesn’t usually end in death.

However, according to the police a man is dead after a car chase. The car chase stemmed from a domestic violence call in Sahuarita.

The man was identified as twenty-nine year old, Richard T. Herrera Jr. The Sahuarita Police Department said that the domestic violence call came in just a little before 11:30 on Saturday night. That’s when three officers went to the scene.

Police said that Herrera tried to run them over in a small car, however they since have rescinded that claim.

Herrera was accused of assaulting other people and being heavily intoxicated before beginning the chase.  The chase ended rather quickly, just five miles away in the 1300 block of Calle de la Plaza. Herrera had a gun and there were three officers were involved in the shooting. Luckily no officers were injuried but Herrera was pronounced dead at the scene.


News Release Statement:

Officers gave verbal commands for Herrera to raise his hands; however, he raised a loaded 9mm pistol, fired at least one shot while sitting in the driver’s seat. It’s unknown the exact direction the gun was pointed when it was fired, but Herrera then pointed the gun toward officers. Officers returned fire, striking Herrera. Herrera was the sole occupant of the car and there are no other outstanding suspects.


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