DEMOCRATIC CHICAGO MAYOR BANS ICE FROM CITY POLICE DATABASES AHEAD OF PLANNED RAIDS
“Chicago is and will always be a welcoming city that will never tolerate ICE tearing our families apart.”
The mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, said that the city was to ban ICE from accessing police databases in the city, according to Breitbart.
The news comes after reports of potential raids set to take place in more than 10 U.S. cities on Sunday.
The mayor said about the city’s police: “They will not team up with ICE to detain any resident. We have also cut off ICE access from any CPD databases and that will remain permanent. Chicago is and will always be a welcoming city that will never tolerate ICE tearing our families apart.”
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— Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) July 10, 2019
Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi confirmed that the city’s Citizen and Law Enforcement Analysis and Reporting database will not be available to ICE officials.
He stated: “All other federal agencies still have access to these systems, as sharing this information is crucial to active criminal investigations in which we are partnering with federal agencies along with intelligence sharing functions that are vital to national homeland security functions.”