There are reports that McManus actively turned away federal agents. And there is now a dispute over the extent to which federal agents made the scene. McManus is now claiming that federal agents are lying when they say that he refused federal assistance.
Regarding McManus’ insane press conference, I do not understand why federal agents on the scene did not put McManus to the ground and handcuff him for obstructing justice or violating 8 USC 1324.
Police Chief McManus was wrong to obstruct justice & violate 8 USC 1324 BUT federal agents at were also wrong for allowing McManus to do it. Those feds should have handcuffed McManus on the spot.
But for seriousness of this, McManus’ conference would be amusing. He can’t explain protocol (b/c a one doesn’t exist), he admits illegal witnesses might flee & harm case, & he can’t explain basis of his decision to obstruct justice.
McManus falsely states that SAPD had no authority to detain illegal aliens BUT SAPD detained them long enough to send them to Catholic Charities. Why not release them on the scene? When is US Atty indicting McManus?
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