Officer suspended over ICE detainment to return to duty

Officer suspended over ICE detainment to return to duty
.A northern Virginia police officer suspended for detaining a driver for immigration officials is set to return to duty (Source: Live 5)

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia police officer suspended for detaining a driver for immigration officials is set to return to duty.

Fairfax County police Chief Edwin C. Roessler Jr. told reporters Wednesday that the officer has completed remedial training and will return to work Friday. Roessler has said that the officers detained a man involved in a Sept. 21 traffic accident. He said the man had no driver’s license and was wanted by the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The police department’s policy bars officers from alerting ICE when they encounter someone wanted on administrative immigration violations, provided that the individual is not otherwise being taken into custody. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services acting director Ken Cuccinelli tweeted that officers should alert ICE anyway.