Los Angeles Police Department

LAPD to Set Own Policies on Managing Illegal Immigrants

Surprisingly, it doesn't involved beating them for no good reason


Days after Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed controversial legislation that would have blunted federal deportation efforts, the Los Angeles Police Department has decided to set its own policy on illegal immigrants.

On Thursday, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck announced that hundreds of illegal immigrants arrested by his officers each year in low-level crimes would no longer be turned over to federal authorities for deportation.The policy is similar to a proposal called the Trust Act that Brown rejected this week.

As The Times' Joel Rubin and Andrew Blankstein reported Friday, the new rules are the latest in a series of moves by Beck to redefine the LAPD's position on immigration issues.