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Decades-old Nueces County DA badge, pistol seized during traffic stop

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Posted at 6:15 PM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 19:21:00-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A routine traffic stop last week resulted in the recovery of a two decade-old Nueces County District Attorney badge, a firearm and an arrest.

According to an arrest report obtained by KRIS 6 News, a Corpus Christi Police Department officer observed Christopher Ramoscarr fail to use a turn signal in the area of Weber and Bray.

During the ensuing traffic stop, Ramoscarr gave the officer probable cause to be detained, according to the report, which added that a search of the individual revealed a “police badge from the District Attorney’s office.”

Upon discovering Ramoscarr had multiple outstanding municipal court warrants, the officer placed him under arrest, according to the report.

Nueces County District Attorney Mark Gonzalez said that while he didn’t believe having a badge was illegal, the act of impersonating a law enforcement officer would be illegal.

The badge allegedly found on Ramoscarr’s person did not have the information that current DA employee badges contain, Gonzalez said.

His employee badges include employee's names and identification numbers, in part to keep people from duplicating a badge, he said.

In addition to the badge, officers searching Ramoscarr's vehicle discovered a black pistol in the back seat, the report states.

According to the arrest report, Ramoscarr said officers "could do whatever (they) want with the gun" because "he has a lot more at his house.”

Ramoscarr was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.