Detective informs media of his own arrest

May 24, 2010 7:42:03 AM PDT
A Nevada detective who serves as spokesman for a county sheriff's office was arrested and released, then sent media a release about it, accompanied by his booking photo. David Boruchowitz turned himself in to Nye County jail on Friday. He was charged with burglary and assault to try to harass candidates for public office.

The warrant for his arrest was issued by a special prosecutor appointed by a district attorney who was arrested May 5 on felony embezzlement, fraud and public misconduct charges.

Boruchowitz says in his release that his duties include investigating and arresting people who commit crimes, "no matter who they may be."

Boruchowitz says he investigated his own case honestly and within state laws.