Police officer punished

HARLINGEN — A police officer was suspended without pay for 25 days more than a month after an encounter with a motorist.

Officer Alan Ramos was suspended from Jan. 30 to Feb. 23 as a result of a Nov. 19 incident in which he encountered a driver whom he believed was following him in a black Mercedes Benz.

Police released the information following a request by the Valley Morning Star.

The incident surrounds “a rolling argument” between Ramos and the motorist as they drove from Brownsville to the Harlingen police station.

The man declined to file a complaint against Ramos.

“Office Ramos took full responsibility for his conduct in this case and had he not taken full responsibility and assured his chain of command, myself and the citizens of Harlingen that after this discipline and retraining he would continue to be an asset to the citizens of Harlingen and HPD, our responsibility would have been to dismiss him,” Police Chief Jeffry Adickes said in a statement yesterday.

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