View Full Version : Portland deputies investigated for… cooperating with ICE

10-21-2017, 02:07 PM
This is a story which has been percolating for the better part of a year, but is finally reaching a resolution. Out in the Portland, Oregon area, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s department has been investigating a number of their deputies for alleged misbehavior last winter. That investigation has now come to an end and the deputies have been cleared.

But what were they charged with in the first place? They answered requests from ICE agents for information about the location of illegal aliens who were being sought for deportation.

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office cleared deputies of violating internal policies by tipping off immigration officials.

Multnomah County released a statement Friday saying the Sheriff’s Office’s investigation revealed that the deputies didn’t intentionally break Sheriff Mike Reese’s protocols around enforcing federal immigration law. Reese has directed all staff to not release any more information than is given to the general public or provide special access to immigration authorities if contacted by them, according to a staff memo obtained by The Oregonian/OregonLive.

Any requests for more information or access should be routed to the sheriff’s records division, the memo said