Tuesday, September 21, 2021
74 F
Fort Worth

Fort Worth says it’s not sanctuary city after officer video

🕐 1 min read

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Fort Worth officials say a police officer was only speaking for himself when he said in a Facebook video that Fort Worth police are not immigration officers and crime victims can seek help without fear of deportation.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports (http://bit.ly/2l0gwQi ) Officer Daniel Segura posted the video on his personal Facebook page on Wednesday.

Segura says he posted the video after getting “constant” messages from scared residents.

In separate statements, Mayor Betsy Price and the police department said officials enforce all laws and that Fort Worth is “not a sanctuary city.”

Such cities are often described as ones that tell police not to inquire about the immigration status of those they arrest.

The Texas Legislature is currently considering legislation to ban “sanctuary cities.”


Information from: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, http://www.star-telegram.com

Related Articles

Our Digital Sponsors

Latest Articles

Not ready to subscribe?

Try a few articles on us.

Enter your email address and we will give you access to three articles a month, to give us a try. You also get an opportunity to receive our newsletter with stories of the day.

Get our email updates

Stay up-to-date with the issues, companies and people that matter most to business in the Fort Worth.

  • Restaurants
  • Technology
  • and more!

FWBP Morning Brief

FWBP 5@5

Weekend Newsletter

  • Banking & Finance
  • Culture
  • Real Estate