Sunday, January 15, 2017

San Francisco Cannot Be Sued Over Kate Steinle Shooting

From CNN:

The family of a woman allegedly killed by an undocumented immigrant who'd recently been released from jail can't sue San Francisco over its sanctuary policy, according to a recent court ruling.

Kate Steinle's shooting death in 2015 sparked national debate over so-called sanctuary cities and became a rallying cry for Donald Trump on the campaign trail.

In a ruling issued Friday, Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero dismissed the family's claims against San Francisco and former Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.

"No law required the Sheriff's Department to share Lopez-Sanchez's release date with ICE, nor did any law forbid Mirkarimi establishing a policy against such cooperation," Spero wrote.

The magistrate also dismissed the family's claim against ICE.

But he ruled that the family's lawsuit accusing the Bureau of Land Management of negligence can proceed.

Authorities said the gun the shooter used had been stolen from a Bureau of Land Management agent's unattended vehicle. Read more...


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