Immigration protestors calling for Tucson police policy change
Story by 13 On Your Side Newsroom
Perla Trevino, Arizona Daily Star
Story by: Som Lisaius
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A press conference has been scheduled for noon today after last night's Tucson Police traffic stop that sparked an immigration protest.
The press conference will be at the Southside Presbyterian Church at 317 West 23rd Street.
We're told protestors will be asking Tucson Police to reconsider its policy in contacting the Border Patrol in incidents like last night's traffic stop.
The initial stop was made at 22nd Street and South 10th Avenue, near Santa Rosa Park where more than 100 people took to the streets around 9 p.m.
Police say they called in several units and even had to use pepper spray on the group of people, several of which had been shouting, "Not one more."
Sgt. Maria Hawke with Tucson Police said that an officer pulled over a vehicle because it had no license plate light. The driver and passenger both told police they had no identification or drivers license. During the conversation, the police officer discovered they were both undocumented immigrants.
The officer conducted a records check and discovered the driver had never had a driver's license in the U.S. or Arizona.
SB1070 law then required the police officer to impound the vehicle, arrest the driver and also to call the Border Patrol. According to reports it was when the Border Patrol arrived that neighbors started to notice.
The crowd gathered around the officers and "aggressively advanced toward them," according to TPD. The Border Patrol detained both the driver and passenger and the vehicle was impounded.
No one else was taken into custody or taken to the hospital.
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