I can't express enough how dangerous it is to force our law enforcement to not cooperate with one another. Take a look at the rivalry between the CIA and FBI over the years and the damage it caused. In Chicago, that's going to be the norm.
Police were ordered to not render aid to ICE agents unless they're actively in physical danger. A break down in cooperation between the two agencies will likely lead to resentment and discord.
Then again, maybe that's the democrat's point?
According to 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.
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.
The new policy for CPD came around the same time that a Virginia police officer was suspended for cooperating with ICE.
The officer was suspended after responding to a vehicle crash. During routine license checks, the officer discovered that one of the drivers had a warrant out for his arrest for failing to appear for a deportation hearing. The officer notified the ICE contact listed on the notification of the warrant, who was nearby. The officer then arrested the driver and turned them over to the ICE agent.
Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin Roessler Jr. said in a statement that officer violated a department order requiring them to ignore such a notification unless the person in question is “being taken into custody for any other violation of law.” Roessler emphasized in his statement that officers are extensively trained on this distinction and that the suspended officer “deprived a person of their freedom, which is unacceptable.”