Sherwood police clarify their stance on sanctuary cities
In response to so-called "sanctuary cities" policies adopted by several neighboring communities, Sherwood police recently stated on a Facebook post that they will continue to follow Oregon state law adopted 30 years ago. A post dated Jan. 26, stated that, "Unless immigration status is relevant to another criminal offense or investigation (e.g., harboring, smuggling, terrorism), the fact that an individual is suspected of an immigration violation shall not be the sole basis for contact, detention or arrest."
The post continued: "We will continue our commitment to equal enforcement of the laws of the land. Please contact us at any time you should have a question or concern regarding this or any other issues."