Thursday, April 12, 2007

Citizens Pressure Law Enforcement to Do Its Job

A group of concerned Los Angeles citizens have brought suit against the LA police department on behalf of unnamed law enforcement officers. The purpose of the suit is to get local law enforcement officers to inform federal immigration officials when an illegal alien is arrested on drug charges. Currently, it is violation of LA Police Department policy for officers to inquire about the citizenship status of those arrested despite California's Health and Safety Code which requires them to do so in drug cases.

This is the second such case brought in California in the past few weeks. The prior lawsuit being filed against the San Jose Police Department.