SF Police Commissioners Want ICE to Stop Impersonating Police Officers
KQED News reported on January 18, 2018:
Rumors of mass immigration enforcement actions in the Bay Area spurred San Francisco police commissioners to reiterate Wednesday night that local officers are barred by state and local law from helping U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents round up suspected undocumented immigrants.
Commissioner Petra DeJesus asked the City Attorney’s Office for guidance on what can be done to stop ICE agents from wearing jackets that say “Police,” and sometimes representing themselves as local law enforcement. Those tactics and attire can hinder local policing, DeJesus said.
“They shouldn’t be calling themselves police,” DeJesus said at a Wednesday night commission meeting. “They’re federal agents.”