Texas and U.S. law enforcement officials in San Antonio, Texas, found a group of illegal immigrants being smuggled in the back of a tractor-trailer.
In that case, San Antonio Police Department Chief William McManus allegedly interfered in immigration officials’ attempt to take the migrants into custody, Breitbart Texas reported.
“Once the folks got here to police headquarters we have no jurisdiction to hold them, to detain them, so they were released to Catholic Charities and what Catholic Charities did with them I don’t know,” San Antonio Police Chief William McManus told reporters.
Later in January, the Office of the Texas Attorney General confirmed to Breitbart Texas that they were conducting an investigation into whether the chief’s conduct violated the state’s new sanctuary city law (SB4).
“Our office has received multiple complaints alleging that the San Antonio police chief violated Senate Bill 4, the Texas law prohibiting sanctuary city policies that the attorney general has authority to enforce,” OAG spokesman Mark Rylander said in response to an inquiry from Breitbart Texas.