Los Angeles, CA — According to Police Commission President David S. Cunningham, III the City of Los Angeles welcomes illegal aliens to have contact with the L.A.P.D. as witnesses to crimes. He said they need not fear of being asked for a green card or being turned over to the INS on this Part 2 of his interview with EMMY Award winning host Leslie Dutton on the Full Disclosure cable and internet TV public affairs program.
Cunningham, told Full Disclosure that the LAPD is pressured to enforce immigration laws when the Federal Government is not strictly enforcing them at the border. This half-hour interview covered LAPD policies before and after the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center twin towers.
Cunningham also said the LA Police Commission has modified the police manual dealing with anti-terrorism issues but continues the 25 year old policy which states that illegal immigrants are not considered law breakers by the LAPD unless they are already convicted of a crime or they have an warrant out for their arrest. This 25 year old policy known as (Special Order 40) was first implemented by former LAPD Chief Daryl Gates. Video clips from previous interviews with Gates and L. A. County Sheriff Lee Baca are also featured in the program.