Why Immigration Status is Not a Concern for Police Chief Tom Manger (VIDEO)

During a recent discussion with Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard regarding race, diversity and community policing, Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger talked about immigration.

Dr. Pollard asked Manger, “Why are you so adamant about  your officers not asking about people’s immigration status?”

Manger responded, “If we become the immigration police, if we’re asking about people’s immigration status … we’re doing a disservice to public safety in our community in Montgomery County.”

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Manger explains how public safety benefits when residents are not questioned about their legal status:

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Mitti Hicks

About Mitti Hicks

Mitti Hicks is a multimedia journalist and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She is passionate about telling stories that impact our community and may be reached at MHicks@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter @mittimegan.


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