Norwalk councilman suspected of threatening wife


It’s a little bit out of our area, but interesting nonetheless:

Norwalk City Councilman Rick Ramirez was arrested late Friday on suspicion of making criminal threats against his wife, authorities said.

Ramirez, 41, was booked on suspicion of making criminal threats and released after posting $50,000 bail, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. John Gannon said.

He was arrested about 11:30 p.m. at a home in the 11000 block of Pluton Street, he said.
Ramirez’s wife made the initial call to the sheriff’s department, Gannon said.

Few details were available about the incident Saturday afternoon, Gannon said, but the crime Ramirez was suspected of involves making a threat involving “death or great bodily injury.”

Ramirez is due in Bellflower Superior Court for arraignment on Nov. 20.

Ramirez attended Rio Hondo Community College in Whittier and graduated from the University of La Verne with a bachelor’s in Organizational Management, according to his bio on the city of Norwalk’s Web site.

Check out the rest of his bio for yourself.