Governor Brewer Wants Law Enforcement Ready
Jan Brewer, the Governor of Arizona knows the U.S. Supreme Court might rule as soon as this coming Monday on the future of controversial immigration law in the state. Brewer wants to make sure that law enforcement is prepared for whatever might take place. On Tuesday, Brewer issued an order that required the Arizona Police Officers Training and Standards Board to make a redistribution of a law enforcement video before Friday to all police officers. The video was originally sent out two years ago when the law went into effect.
A spokesperson for the Governor said the Governor was confident the law would be upheld and she wants to make sure that law enforcement officers are prepared for the possible full or partial implementation of it. The law, amongst other things, states it is a state crime to be in the U.S. illegally. It requires a law enforcement officer that is engaged in a stop, arrest or detention to ask the person involved about their legal status if the officer is reasonably suspicious the person might be illegally in the U.S.
That particular part of the law was halted by federal courts along with four other important parts. The federal courts said those parts could not be enforced and the Supreme Court should make a ruling on those before the month is over. Lyle Mann the training and standards board director said no one is aware of what decision the Supreme Court will make, but believes the goal of Brewer is to make sure all law enforcement agencies are prepared for whatever the court decides.