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Justice For Shanquella: Shanquella Robinson’s Family Confirms That No Arrests Have Been Made At This Time; Officials State Political Issues May Delay Extradition Of Suspect!

Cousins! In a series of recently aired interviews and news conferences the family of Shanquella Robinson have confirmed that no arrests have been made as of yet!

As we previously reported Mexican officials issued an official arrest warrant nearly 2 weeks ago for an unnamed suspect described as the 25 year old’s direct attacker. However according to the NY Post extradition of the suspect is far more complicated as there is a legal process that must be tackled first. The main issue currently being discussed derives from a 1978 extradition treaty between both the U.S and Mexico.

The U.S Justice Department has an investigation underway which will then be transferred over to the State Department for a final decision. But it doesn’t end there as it turns from a legal process to a political issue.

“More often than not, the US will comply with an extradition request from a country with which it has a treaty,” says criminal defense lawyer Dmitriy Shakhnevich, an adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

 “If the authorities here in the US deem it appropriate, then they will pursue the people for whom the arrest warrant was issued,” Shakhnevich told the paper.

He continues, “And then those people will engage in a legal process here in the US, which involves going through the federal courts and then ultimately appealing (the extradition decision) … to the Secretary of State .”

It has been stated that prior to US authorities being able to arrest an individual wanted in another country, the FBI will have to launch a full investigation in order to determine whether or not there is “sufficient cause” and/or evidence for the suspect to be extradited.

However sources confirm that determining a cause doesn’t automatically equate to the FBI diving deeper into Mexico’s criminal process.

“But again, the whole purpose of the treaty is so one country doesn’t really question the other, right,” Shakhnevich detailed. “The treaty means that we are understanding of each other’s legal processes such that if we come to a decision, then that decision must be abided by.”

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