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U.S. Attorney Issues Statement on Sheriff’s Compliance with Subpoenas Seeking Jail Records

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of California

Kelly Thornton (619) 546-9726    

NEWS RELEASE SUMMARY – February 21, 2020

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Sheriff’s Department has complied with two of four immigration subpoenas issued last Friday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. These subpoenas sought information about multiple illegal aliens with extensive criminal records and history of illegal entry into the United States.  Currently, the individuals are facing additional charges, which include sexual assault of a minor, spousal abuse and false imprisonment, drug possession, assault, and spousal battery.

U.S. Attorney Robert Brewer issued the following statement: “We appreciate the Sheriff’s Department’s compliance with the ICE enforcement subpoenas. We are particularly grateful for the strong working relationships among federal and local law enforcement agencies in the Southern District of California. The sharing of information by law enforcement is crucial to protecting the public and the effective enforcement of our laws.”

There were four subpoenas issued last week; the Sheriff’s Department complied with the first two, which were due this week. The remaining two are due next week.

Updated February 21, 2020

Press Release Number: CAS20-0221-Statement