It’s Come To This: Sheriff Officers Were Under Investigation For Reporting Illegals To ICE

This is an amazing thing

(Portland Mercury) Three Multnomah County deputies who shared the whereabouts of undocumented immigrants with federal agents last year did not intentionally break office policy and won’t be disciplined, the sheriff’s office says.

In an email this afternoon, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office says a months-long investigation into the deputies’ contact with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents “revealed areas where policy direction was not clear, and members were conducting business within the parameters provided by a previous administration. The case files have been closed with a finding of not sustained.”

The MCSO began investigating deputies conduct early this year, after it became clear that Close Street deputies were helping ICE agents locate people wanted for potentially violating immigration law. As revealed in emails obtained by the Portland Tribune, deputies Keith Fisher, Larry Wenzel, and Karl Kolberg all had interactions with ICE agents that raised questions about whether they were violating Oregon laws against using public resources to enforce immigration law, to say nothing of the MCSO’s own “sanctuary” policies.

Think on that: these deputies were under fire for enforcing federal law, which takes precedence over state, local, and county law when it comes to immigration, as the Constitution gives Los Federales this power. They could have potentially been fired for daring to alert federal authorities on the whereabouts of people who are unlawfully present in the United States. Law enforcement is supposed to uphold all laws. These sanctuary jurisdiction policies demand that the people tasked with enforcing law not only ignore criminality, but can get in trouble if they don’t.

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4 Responses to “It’s Come To This: Sheriff Officers Were Under Investigation For Reporting Illegals To ICE”

  1. Jeffery says:

    According to the article an investigation was conducted to determine if deputies violated Oregon state law (and department policy) prohibiting the use of local resources to help enforce federal immigration law. The investigation was closed after the deputies were cleared.

    The department implemented more stringent (and clearer) policies:

    MCSO does not use agency monies, equipment or personnel to enforce federal immigration law, nor does MCSO hold people in custody pursuant to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers. … Should ICE request information from MCSO, members shall route the request to the Records Unit Manager, who will provide no greater information than is available to the public.

    Perhaps the courts will be forced to decide if this sort of local rebellion passes constitutional muster.

  2. Oldav8r says:

    Sounds like an investigation should be launched to determine if the MCSO accepts any Federal money or equipment.

  3. bart simpsonson says:

    I think the feds (much as I think they already have too much power)should stop funding local and state law enforcement who do not cooperate with federal authorities trying to clean up the mess that America has become due to illegal immigration……….

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