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LAPD Will No Longer Detain Immigration Suspects
Los Angeles, California (CNN) - The mayor and police chief of Los Angeles announced Monday they will no longer comply with federal immigration detainer requests without judicial review.
Often police and city officials came under pressure from the Department of Homeland Security to hold onto undocumented immigrants arrested for low-level crimes.
“On behalf of our taxpayers we're saying no more,” said Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Mayor. “My office in partnership with legal advice and the city attorney together with the city council, is announcing today, the Los Angeles Police Department will no longer comply with federal immigration detainer requests issued without judicial review."
Garcetti said the police department will now only honor requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement to keep someone in custody if there has been a judicial determination of probable cause, or a warrant from a judicial officer.