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Multnomah Sheriff Told: Stop Collaborating with Deportations

In November, PCW joined with many other organizations in requesting Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton to refuse Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) requests for holds on people detained in the jails. ICE makes these requests when an arrestee's immigration status is questioned.

For people without documentation, police interactions may be the first step to deportation. Thus, a Porltand officer may be the only point of contact for a person's family before that person begins the deportation process. People are less inclined to report a crime or share community concerns with police knowing the risks involved.

On October 22, over 70 people delivered a letter to the Sheriff's office demanding a response to their request to end the ICE collaboration. A second demonstration held December 10 led to a direct dialogue with the Sheriff. As of PPR deadline, Staton has not responded, a no-show at a promised December 17 follow-up.

  People's Police Report

January, 2013
Also in PPR #58

DOJ Finds Excessive Use of Force
  Against People With Mental Illness

Police Shoot Man After Crash,
  Otis' Dad Denied Appeal

Other Shootings in Oregon
Cops Pepper Spray Teens, Activists
Review Board Orders Investigation
PPB Begins Anti-Racism Training
Frashour Reinstated After Ruling
Report: The Cop Who "Biked" Me
Chief Proposes New Taser Policy
Sheriff Told: Stop ICE Holds
  • Sit/Lie Struggle Continues
  • Copwatch Attends Exclusion Zone Meeting
  • DOJ Supports Skewed Drig Program
  • Police Psychologist Still White, Suburban
  • Police Profile On Killingsworth
  • FBI Stings Continue
  • Supreme Court Upholds Right to Record Cops
  • Lawsuits Total $320K
Rapping Back #58

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