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Former EPPD union president arrested

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Ron Martin the former El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association president was arrested on a misapplication of fiduciary property charge

EL PASO, Texas (KTEP) - Police arrested Ron Martin the former El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association president on a misapplication of fiduciary property charge.

Martin, who was president of the union in 2019, bailed out of jail on a $15,000 surety bond, according to county records. Martin was formally indicted on December 13 and a warrant for his arrest was issued on Tuesday.

The former union president did not answer a phone call for comment on Thursday. KTEP has reached out to the El Paso Police Department for a prepared statement.

The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association represents the police department in collective bargaining agreements with the city of El Paso. According to available tax records, the union brought in just over $1 million in total revenue and $892,581 in expenses that year.

In 2020, the Texas Rangers opened an investigation into the union. The focus of the investigation remained undisclosed even when handed to the El Paso County District Attorney’s Office for review last year.

The Texas Rangers investigate public corruption along with major violent crimes, cold cases and police-involved shootings.

This story will be updated.