Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney has agreed with a stance taken by his predecessor, Rodney Monroe, that it’s important for people to feel comfortable talking with police as witnesses or people with information. That stance led Monroe, in 2015, to tell City Council that enforcing federal immigration law was not part of CMPD’s mission. Now the Donald Trump administration could challenge Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police’s lenient policy toward undocumented people, and it’s unclear how the department might respond to the president-elect’s campaign promises.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney has agreed with a stance taken by his predecessor, Rodney Monroe, that it’s important for people to feel comfortable talking with police as witnesses or people with information. That stance led Monroe, in 2015, to tell City Council that enforcing federal immigration law was not part of CMPD’s mission. Now the Donald Trump administration could challenge Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police’s lenient policy toward undocumented people, and it’s unclear how the department might respond to the president-elect’s campaign promises. Diedra Laird dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney has agreed with a stance taken by his predecessor, Rodney Monroe, that it’s important for people to feel comfortable talking with police as witnesses or people with information. That stance led Monroe, in 2015, to tell City Council that enforcing federal immigration law was not part of CMPD’s mission. Now the Donald Trump administration could challenge Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police’s lenient policy toward undocumented people, and it’s unclear how the department might respond to the president-elect’s campaign promises. Diedra Laird dlaird@charlotteobserver.com

Trump could test CMPD leniency toward undocumented immigrants

November 25, 2016 06:22 PM

UPDATED November 25, 2016 08:10 PM

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