St. Paul Officer charged with aiding a prisoner through identity

St. Paul Officer charged with aiding a prisoner through identity theft

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A St. Paul Police Officer has been accused of using someone else's identity to funnel money to a man in prison. According to the department, Officer Ruby Diaz started with the St. Paul Police Department as an intern in 1999.

Diaz is accused of developing a relationship with Ramone Smaller who is currently in prison in St. Cloud for attempted murder and was charged Friday with aiding in multiple drive by shootings last fall. Officer Diaz has been charged with forging her personal trainer’s identity in order to funnel $1,500 to Smaller’s account in prison.

“I’ve always promised we will not leave any stone unturned and we have not,” said St. Paul Police Chief Tom Smith. “We work with a lot of people and it’s disappointing information about this officer. But putting all these facts together we didn’t leave one stone unturned.”

Until the incident, Diaz hadn’t had any disciplinary action on her record with the department. Over the years she has been part of the gang unit and most recently, School Liaison Officer at Humboldt.

The Hennepin County Prosecutors Office is handling the case to avoid any conflict of interest. Officer Diaz has been placed on paid administrative leave.

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