Family of Kathryn Steinle, who was killed by an undocumented immigrant, takes steps to sue ICE, San Francisco sheriff http://t.co/eq04Ij4zwU
— Mashable (@mashable) September 2, 2015
The parents of Kathryn Steinle, a San Francisco woman who was shot to death by an undocumented immigrant, have filed wrongful death claims against the city’s Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). On July 1, Steinle was allegedly killed by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, a Mexican immigrant with a criminal record. He had been released from jail in April after Sheriff Mirkarimi declined to hand him over to the ICE, citing San Francisco’s sanctuary city policy. The murder weapon was a gun that had been stolen from the car of a BLM ranger. An attorney for the family claims that the gun was stored in plain sight within the vehicle, a violation of BLM protocol. Steinle’s killing has prompted a national debate about the value of sanctuary city policies, which instruct local law enforcement to refrain from notifying federal agencies about the presence of undocumented immigrants in their communities.
Read the full story at CBS News.