Update on GRPD collaboration with Federal Agents in the Grandville Avenue area

Update and GRPD collaboration with Federal Agents in the Grandville Avenue area
by Jeff Smith (GRIID)
We have been made aware of the fact that our posting from this morning said that ICE agents, when it was US Marshal’s who had the assistance of the Grand Rapids Police Department in apprehending someone they claim was a “suspect on a Felony Warrant.” https://griid.org/2017/05/18/update-and-grpd-collaboration-with-federal-agents-in-the-grandville-avenue-area/

Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy

We have been made aware of the fact that our posting from this morning, which said ICE agents, when it was US Marshal’s who had the assistance of the Grand Rapids Police Department in apprehending someone they claim was a “suspect on a Felony Warrant.” We did correct which law enforcement agency was involved.

However, we stand by the content of the article posted earlier today, in that the fact that the GRPD’s collaboration with federal law enforcement agents does in NO Way makes those in the immigrant and undocumented community feel safe. Chief Rahinksy makes it clear in his statement at the end of the Media Release they sent out this afternoon, when he says:

“While the GRPD does not enforce Federal immigration law (Title 8, Code of Federal Regulaitons), we cannot refuse a request for assistance from a Federal or State law enforcement agency” – Chief David Rahinsky

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