CPD Not Allowed to Cooperate with DHS: ‘Sickening Whats Happening’

(Courtesy of ICE)
Courtesy of ICE

October 1, 2019 – In Breaking News – Fox News

The Chicago Police Department advised officers not to cooperate with the Department of Homeland Security, particularly in situations involving immigration arrests, according to an internal department memo obtained by Fox News.

Instead of assisting DHS upon request, officers are instructed to wait for their supervisor to arrive, the memo said.

Once the supervisor arrives, “if the request is to assist with an immigration arrest or detention, CPD personnel will leave the scene as directed by the CPD supervisor,” according to the memo.

(Mayor Lori Lightfoot joined protesters outside the ICE office in Chicago Thursday afternoon after the agency`s new head in the region criticized the city for its sanctuary policies. Courtesy of WGN News and YouTube. Posted on Sep 26, 2019.)

CPD confirmed the memo came from an internal superior but would not say if the directive came from the mayor.

The mayor’s office has not responded to requests for comment from Fox News.

Chicago police sources told Fox News that officers have historically assisted federal agents and this new policy puts CPD and DHS agents in potentially dangerous situations.

“See what happens when that happens and a DHS agent is injured because of a lack of response by CPD. Sickening what’s happening here,” a ranking CPD source told Fox News.

“You’ll not find a single real police officer that would refuse to assist another agency,” another law enforcement source told Fox News.

For years, Chicago has been a sanctuary city under former Mayor Rahm Emanuel and current Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

But this new directive goes a step further by instructing, in writing, that the city’s police force no longer immediately assist DHS.

Police sources told Fox News in certain scenarios DHS might make requests for CPD protection, manpower or to assist in large raids.’

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