Last summer, a man in the U.S. illegally who had been deported five times admitted to killing Kathryn Steinle at a popular San Francisco tourist spot, but claimed the shooting was an accident. The sheriff behind the release of Francisco Sanchez, a proponent of sanctuary cities who referred to himself as “the most progressive sheriff in America,” lost his re-election bid last November.
The Steinle family is now suing federal agencies as well as the ex-sheriff:
— Katrina Cameron (@KatCameron91) May 28, 2016
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 27, 2016
From Fox News:
Relatives of the woman shot to death on a San Francisco pier last year filed a lawsuit Friday saying the illegal immigrant accused in the killing should have been in custody if not for a series of mistakes by city and federal workers.
The killing of Kate Steinle in July 2015 and the arrest of Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez put San Francisco’s leaders on the defensive as critics and outside politicians called for a change in the city’s sanctuary law. Despite national outrage, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors on Tuesday upheld those protections for people in the country illegally.
The sheriff at the time of the killing, Ross Mirkarimi, is named in the lawsuit, along with ICE and the Bureau of Land Management.
The family’s lawyer said “failures at every level” of government led to the death of Kate Steinle.
I hope they win. https://t.co/nRBYcMlTHf
— Donna (@DJLugoff) May 27, 2016
Kate needs justice. Enough is enough. https://t.co/0SW7EpHq6R
— Joan (@JoanDHarris) May 27, 2016
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) May 28, 2016
Last year the Hillary Clinton campaign insisted that sanctuary cities “can help further public safety.”