'We Just Can't Tolerate It': Law Enforcement Trio Weighs in on Sanctuary Law After CA Cop's Death
Three law enforcement officials appeared on "Fox & Friends" Monday to weigh on California's sanctuary law after the fatal shooting of a police officer in the state.
As Fox News reported, Gustavo Perez Arriaga was arrested and charged with killing Newman Police Cpl. Ronil Singh.
Arriaga, who was in the United States illegally, has alleged ties to a violent street gang and two prior drunken driving arrests, according to authorities.
Sheriffs Chuck Jenkins and Tracy Murphree, and Police Chief Rich Buzby discussed California's Senate Bill (SB) 54 on Monday, which limits the cooperation between local authorities and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
"This is extremely, extremely dangerous for the community, the citizens and obviously law enforcement," Jenkins said, calling SB 54 a "bad policy."
Murphree said sanctuary law is "politically motivated" and puts law enforcement officers and the people they serve in danger each day.
Buzby called Cpl. Singh -- who immigrated to the U.S. from Fiji legally -- an "American success story" and said his death was "indescribable."
"Us in law enforcement leadership have to be the voice for our people," he said.
Murphree referenced Texas' SB 4, which makes the refusal to work with federal immigration authorities a misdemeanor.
Jenkins, who has been combating the MS-13 gang in Frederick County, Maryland, added that he will continue his fight against implementing sanctuary policies in his state.
"We just can't tolerate it any further in this country," he said.