On Thursday, August 7, 2019, at about 11:00 p.m., an off duty Modesto Police Officer was involved in a physical altercation with his estranged girlfriend in the City of Riverbank.
The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office, who provides law enforcement services for the City of Riverbank, conducted a criminal investigation and arrested 51-year-old David Ramirez for domestic violence.
Ramirez was booked into the county jail for the charges.
As a result of the criminal investigation, the Modesto Police Department has initiated an internal investigation and Ramirez was placed on administrative leave until the conclusion of the administration investigation.
“Anytime an officer is accused of alleged misconduct, we take those allegations seriously,” said Chief Carroll.
Ramirez is a 22-year veteran and currently assigned as a detective in the Property Crimes Unit.
The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office is overseeing the criminal investigation.
Press release from Stanislaus County Sheriffs Department.