Trucking Group Demands Prosecutor in Aguilera-Mederos Case Be Fired After ‘Demented Display’

Denver, CO — A trucking group supporting a reduced sentence for trucker Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos is now joining calls demanding a lead prosecutor in the case be fired.

In yet another unusual development in a case that has been filled with them, Jefferson County Deputy District Attorney Kayla Wildeman took to social media this week to share what she called a “memento” from the trial.




 

In a now deleted Facebook post, Wildeman shared a picture of a brake shoe from a big rig adorned with a plaque featuring her name, the words “Power Move” and the case number.

Along with the photo, she wrote, “Get yourself a trial partner as great as Trevor Moritzky (senior district attorney). He turned a brake shoe from a semi truck into a memento. What a special gift from a truly special person. I never asked for a new bff at work, let alone one that is old enough to be my father (no offense) but I sure am grateful this trial brought you into my career as both a colleague and a friend! Words will never convey how lucky I am to have gotten the opportunity to learn from you!”



The post was as an accelerant on an already raging fire of outrage over the trucker’s 110-year prison sentence.

Many within the local community and on social media quickly called for her termination.




 

In response to the outcry, local outlet 9NEWS reported Wildeman deactivated her Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

First Judicial District Attorney Alexis King, Wildeman’s boss, also released a statement.

“It is not a piece of evidence from the case,” King said. “The post was in very poor taste and does not reflect the values of my administration.”

However, King so far has not fired Wildeman.


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Trucking Group Calls For Wildeman To Be Fired

This is not sitting well with the Small Business in Transportation Coalition (SBTC) which, earlier this week, Transportation Nation Network (TNN) reported the group’s Board of Directors recently voted unanimously to endorse a Change.org petition demanding Colorado Governor Jared Polis (D) commute Aguilera-Mederos’s 110-year prison sentence.




 

In a statement to TNN, James Lamb, executive director of the 15,000-member group, called Wildeman’s behavior a “sick and demented display of bad professional judgement.”

“We find her thanking a colleague for making a trophy of a brake shoe to celebrate the impact of her conviction on her career disturbing and downright narcissistic,” he told TNN. “We call for her immediate termination as a matter of public integrity.”

If she is not removed from her position in the coming days, Lamb said the SBTC is prepared to petition the U.S. Department of Justice to launch a “pattern and practice” investigation into Wildeman and King’s office.

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