Colorado: Denver Sheriff allowed illegal alien Ivan Zamarripa-Castaneda who killed driver and fled to skip out of jail

DUI Killer Ivan Zamarripa-Castaneda released from Denver Sheriff jail instead of being held for ICE.

Illegal Alien Ivan Zamarripa-Castaneda  involved in fatal hit-and-run bonded out of jail before ICE was notified

From Fox 31 

DENVER — An undocumented immigrant charged with vehicular homicide after a fiery crash last Saturday, bonded out of jail a week later and managed to avoid being detained by ICE.

Ivan Zamarripa-Castaneda was wanted by ICE but the Denver Sheriff’s Office released a statement Sunday that said although the department alerted ICE in response to a request for release notification it received, that did not occur until 6:33 p.m.

Zamarripa-Castaneda bonded out at 5:28 p.m.

Denver Sheriff Firman

The Sheriff’s office called the delay”unacceptable” and announced that the Sheriff has “ordered an immediate internal review to determine why established notification processes did not take place before Zamarripa-Castaneda was released.”

ICE Denver Field Officer Director Jeffrey Lynch called Zamarripa-Castaneda an “immigration fugitive.”

“Based on an immigration detainer lodged on March 5, on March 10, 2018, the Denver County Sheriff’s Office notified the Denver Office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that it would be released on bond Ivan Gerardo Zamarripa-Castaneda, 26, from Mexico, at an unspecified time. Less than two hours afterward, ICE deportation officers arrived at the sheriff’s office to have Zamarripa-Castaneda transferred to ICE custody, only to be told that he had already been released.



Mary MacDonald If your a victim of crime in Denver don’t count on their Sheriffs to protect you .. they are out protecting illegals and working against ICE. Who would want to go to Denver when law enforcement is working against us. ..

Betty Robinson What about the family of the victim killed by illegal alien/drunk hit and run driver Ivan Zamarripa Castaneda??? WHY is Denver law enforcement protecting illegal aliens and putting citizens at risk?? Turn over Ivan Zamarripa Castaneda to ICE or keep him in jail>>NO BAIL or he will vanish! Do your job!!!


Danna Gorman Hand the illegal hit and run killer over to ICE. Tired of the BS in this state.

Diane Vanadio This department is a JOKE!


Brenda Renee The US Constitution and 4th Amendment does not apply to illegal aliens

Jon Walsh Is this a joke? You are promoting crimes by allowing ILLEGAL MURDERERS out on the streets. You are the failures.

Angie Brook But if you’re illegal, commit all the crimes you want, Denver will protect you.

Michael Coughlin Why report a crime? All you do is protect the guilty and leave victims vulnerable

Matthew Starsick Just remember this “cherry-picking” administration come election time! Seems that some of these fools have forgotten that they hold elected positions or positions appointed by elected officials. Personally, as a REAL LEO, I find this administrations existence offensive. I contact ICE!


Ward Heckler Elliott It’s time to vote this Sheriff out and any lawmakers that support this man and his policies toward illegal immigration. If the sheriff will not abide by federal law they need to be replaced


Rick Brightwell What a joke. Have you contacted the truck driver killed by the illegal Mexican? You are more worried about the Illegal than you are the dead American truck driver. You are scum Denver Sheriff
Tim Martin Vote this IDIOT Sheriff out of office.


Tim Martin You say Victims have the right to be treated with fairness etc, What about the DEAD Victim that the Illegal Immigrant killed? Then you let the illegal murderer out when the Federal Government requested that you hold him so they could keep him in custody. If this illegal commit any more crimes, I hope it is ONLY against this Sheriff, or his Family!