The murder of Kathryn Steinle just took a new twist that is a strong indictment of the city of San Francisco and it’s alleged leaders. It turns out that the San Francisco Police Department led by progressive Ross Mirkarimi didn’t just receive Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez from the feds, they requested him because of an outstanding warrant. What they didn’t tell the feds was that the drug possession charge against was just for marijuana and was 20 years old, meaning beyond the statute of limitations. The feds did file a detainer, so they would get Lopez-Sanchez back for deportation. Of course, San Francisco police refused and set him free, which seems to have been the plan all along.
Mirkarimi had to know that the charge against Lopez-Sanchez was 13 years past the statute of limitations. Therefore, the actions of his department appears to have been a rescue mission to save him from deportation and for no other reason. They took possession of Lopez-Sanchez on March 26th and cleared him of all charges the very next day, although they didn’t release him until April 15th.
Mirkarimi and other city officials tried to blame ICE for the mix up with Mirkarimi saying: