DENVER, CO (Fox News 31) – An undocumented immigrant is in jail in connection with a deadly hit-and-run crash and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents want to take him into custody.
But the Denver Sheriff’s Department refuses to honor the detainer.
Denver stopped honoring detainer orders from ICE in 2014. If the undocumented immigrant, 26-year-old Ivan Zamarripa-Castaneda, posts his $25,000 bond, he’s free to go until his next court date.
Cellphone video captured the fiery aftermath of the deadly hit-and-run crash at Interstate 70 and Brighton Boulevard over the weekend.
The Denver Police Department said Zamarripa-Castaneda slammed into a semitruck, killing the driver.
Police say he then fled the scene. Officers located him the next day at his home and noted that his speech was slurred. Officers arrested him on vehicular homicide charges.
On Monday, ICE agents discovered Zamarripa-Castaneda is in the United States illegally, and immediately issued an immigration detainer in an effort to gain custody to get him deported to Mexico.
But the sheriff’s department refuses to honor it after rulings that it is potentially liable for a Fourth Amendment violation.
Spokesman Carl Rusnok said ICE prefers the criminal justice system serve its course and …
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