Salt Lake Police Chief vows to protect immigrant families

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown has signed on to the #LEImmigrationTF letter supporting the role of officers who serve to protect everyone, regardless of status.

The letter states their main focus is to maintain public safety but that “immigration enforcement is, first and foremost, a federal responsibility”.

“Following the tragic Aug. 3 shooting in El Paso, Texas, and raids the following week in Mississippi, we know that many immigrants in our communities are afraid,” the letter states. “We are here to serve all communities.”

In August Chief Mike Brown also signed a letter calling for proper care of children in detention.

In June, Salt Lake Police Tweeted about one of their own Captains whose immigration background has helped him “understand the struggles of minorities”

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