LA police chief won’t help with Trump plan to deport immigrants: ‘It’s not our job, nor will I make it our job’
LAPD’s top cop said on Monday that his department will refuse to work with the administration of President-elect Donald Trump to deport immigrants, reports the LA Times.
Police Chief Charlie Beck said that the LAPD has long shunned getting involved in initiating contact with someone solely to determine whether they are in the country legally, dating back to an order signed by then-chief Daryl Gates in 1979.
According to Beck, Trump’s threats to deport millions of immigrants will make no difference.
“I don’t intend on doing anything different,” he said. “We are not going to engage in law enforcement activities solely based on somebody’s immigration status. We are not going to work in conjunction with Homeland Security on deportation efforts. That is not our job, nor will I make it our job.”