This is madness.
Via SF Chronicle:
San Francisco police officers dealing with a report of a stolen car ran the victim’s name for warrants, prompting the man to end up in the custody of federal immigration agents in what is being investigated as a possible breach of local sanctuary-city laws.
After Pedro Figueroa-Zarceno, 31, was released from jail Wednesday after two months, and after he spoke at a news conference Friday, Police Chief Greg Suhr acknowledged that the longtime city resident never should have been in the hands of immigration agents.
Police officials did not specifically admit to calling those agents, but federal officials said police had done just that.
“We are happy and relieved that Mr. Figueroa-Zarceno has been restored to his family,” said Sgt. Michael Andraychak, a city police spokesman, in a written statement.
“It is the policy of the San Francisco Police Department to foster trust and cooperation with all people of the city and to encourage them to communicate with SFPD officers without fear of inquiry regarding their immigration status,” Andraychak said. “We are aware of concerns this incident has raised with some members of our community.”
He said the police force had opened an internal affairs investigation to see whether any officers should be disciplined.