Tucson police reaction

2010-04-23T23:03:00Z Tucson police reaction Arizona Daily Star
April 23, 2010 11:03 pm

Chief Roberto Villaseñor said officers will prepare to enforce the state's new immigration law.

He cited obstacles the department must overcome, ranging from how to transport illegal immigrants they arrest to maintaining trust with people in the community who are concerned about racial profiling.

The department also will have to train officers to enforce the law once guidelines are established by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board, he said.

Villaseñor, who originally opposed the bill, said lack of resources won't prevent the department from enforcing the law. "Once it's passed, we're obligated to enforce it," he said.

Jamar Younger

Copyright 2014 Arizona Daily Star. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Activate

Latest Video

More videos

Centsible Mom: Thrifting last minute gifts

Tucson mom Stephanie Brashear, talks with Angela about thrift store gift ideas.


Follow the Arizona Daily Star

Featured businesses

View more...
View more...