SACRAMENTO (CBSLA.com) — The plight of an Afghanistan war veteran jailed south of the border may or may not come up Tuesday during a high-level meeting in Sacramento.
During a segment Tuesday on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO, Governor Jerry Brown said he would not comment on whether he would confront Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto over the issue of a U.S. Marine being held in Mexico on gun charges.READ MORE: Arrest Made In Venice Arson Fires, Investigators Looking For Second Man
Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi was arrested in April after he crossed from California into Mexico and officials there said they found several weapons in his car. Tahmooressi claims he crossed the border by mistake and blamed a lack of signs at the San Ysidro crossing.
Several lawmakers from the Southland and across the U.S. have called for the release of Tahmooressi, who had just moved to San Diego from Florida and had all his belongings in his truck – including his pistol, shotgun and rifle – when he missed the last U.S. exit on April 1, forcing him to cross the border, The Associated Press reported.
But Brown told KNX 1070’s Dick Helton he was unlikely to press Neito on the situation during today’s meeting.