San Francisco Sheriff Mirkarimi: Pier 14 Murder Could Happen Anywhere, ICE Is to Blame

The gun used by Mexican illegal alien Francisco Sanchez in San Francisco belonged to a federal agent.
Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez
Francisco Sanchez, 45, shot Kathryn Steinle, 32, last week in San Francisco.

The gun used in the seemingly random slaying of a woman on a San Francisco pier belonged to a federal agent.

Sheriff Mirkarimi says the Pier 14 murder could happen in any city. ICE is to blame.
CBS Local reported:


San Francisco Sheriff’s deputies have been making secret phone calls for years to help the Feds get illegal immigrants like murder suspect Francisco Sanchez, off the streets.

One former cop said it happened all the time because they “resented” the city’s so-called ‘sanctuary policy‘ and they wanted to get illegal immigrant criminals off the streets. Then, Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi got wind of it.

KPIX 5 obtained the memo Sheriff Mirkarimi sent to his deputies in March spelling out that he, and only he, can turn over illegal immigrants to Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE).

He sent the memo to all sworn personnel. It basically told them to stop going rogue.

“Being able to say, I’ll call ICE for this guy, but not call ICE for that guy or that woman or not that woman that doesn’t make any sense,” said Sheriff Mirkarimi in an interview Monday.

“While that might feel uneasy, uncomfortable and counterintuitive to a line Deputy Sheriff and line officer, the federal courts and conditions have changed, and absent a comprehensive policy on a federal level — we’re trying to reconcile that,” he said.

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