When Does the PPD Fax the List to ICE?
Mayor David Cicilline stated on the Helen Glover Show this morning that the Providence Police Department informs ICE of suspects in custody before they are released from court. He is flatly contradicting his own Chief of Police.
But [Providence Police Chief Dean Esserman] later acknowledged that Providence police don’t do any investigation on their own but simply fax to ICE a copy of their arraignment sheet, which shows the names of anyone who has been arraigned that day.
Why this discrepancy between the statement of the Mayor and the statement of the Chief? When is the list faxed? While the suspect can be retained at ICE’s request or when there’s no point in even faxing the list?
Podcast of the interview, including the Mayor’s exchange with former INS Agent Joe Bernstein, available here, courtesy Talk Radio 920 WHJJ.