Arresting Development


When Valerie Rodriguez applied for a job at the post office, she was turned down and informed it was because there was a warrant out for her arrest. Rodriguez didn't know what that was about, so she went to Denver police to find out. They arrested her. It seems a woman assaulted another woman at a gas station, and the victim told police the assailant's name was Valerie Rodriguez. When her court date arrived, neither the victim, nor the police officer who investigated case nor a witness to the attack showed up. The charges were dismissed. But the arrest remains on her record. A Denver TV station tracked down the witness named in the police report, and he said the attacker looks nothing like Valerie Rodriguez. After the station started looking into Rodriguez's story, the police turned the case over to internal affairs.