LAPD won't heed federal immigration hold requests

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Los Angeles police say they will no longer hold immigrants simply on a request from federal immigration authorities.

The Police Department said Monday it 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.
 
Los Angeles police are the latest in a series of law enforcement agencies to stop honoring immigration detainers since a federal court ruling in Oregon found a woman's constitutional rights were violated when she was held in jail without probable cause.

California had already moved to limit cooperation with immigration authorities on detainer requests under a law that took effect this year.

Mayor Eric Garcetti held a press conference Monday morning alongside LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and LA City Attorney Mike Feuer. Afterward, his office took to social media:

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