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AZDPS Former Employee Arrested by FBI

Sedona AZ — On Saturday, September 28, 2019, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in coordination with Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS), arrested former AZDPS employee Rene Algara as a result of an FBI criminal investigation. Previous to his arrest by the FBI, Algara was terminated by the Department of Public Safety.

Algara was arrested on 21 felony charges related to money laundering and five felony charges related to falsifying government documents.

Algara began his employment with AZDPS on February 20, 2016, and was assigned to the Highway Patrol Division, Cochise County.

This remains an active FBI investigation and all questions related to the criminal investigation are to be directed to the FBI.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety is a law enforcement agency whose mission is to protect human life and property by enforcing state laws, deterring criminal activity and providing vital support to the State of Arizona and its citizens.


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  1. Arne Kerchner, Cottonwood AZ says:

    Bad apple. DPS good organization that does good policing. Thankful always to the good apples here and far.

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