Peace officers accused of murdering San Miguel man
September 19, 2014
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies arrested two peace officers who allegedly killed a man in a bar fight in San Miguel earlier this month.
Alvaro Jaramillo Medrano, 54, of San Miguel died during an altercation with Sergio Aranda, 35, of Salinas and Travis Woolf, 36 of San Miguel. Both suspects are employed as correctional officers at Salinas Valley State Prison in Monterey County.
On Sept. 7 at around 11 p.m., emergency responders found Medrano, a San Miguel resident, unconscious outside the Elk Horn bar. An ambulance transported him to a local hospital, but doctors declared Medrano dead on arrival.
Both men are being charged with voluntary manslaughter.