Steinle v. City and County of San Francisco

In February 2015, the San Francisco Sheriff’s Dep’t adopts policy not to honor requests from ICE to be notified in advance about the release of undocumented aliens without a court order. In March 2015, ICE asks to be notified before the release of five-time deportee who’d served a 46-month drug sentence. Per the policy, the deportee is released without notice to ICE. Shortly thereafter, he steals a gun and kills a woman. Can the City and the Sheriff by held liable by the victim’s parents? Ninth Circuit: These are tragic facts, but California law grants immunity to the government defendants.

Tags: 2019, ICE, Immunity, Ninth Circuit

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