“We are not here to enforce immigration,” Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz told the audience of his department’s stance. “We are not here to detain people for immigration reasons. We are not here to question or investigate an individual’s suspected immigration status. That’s not our role and we’re not going to do that.”
With a 5-percent dip in crime last year, Aurora was, for the second consecutive year, the safest city in Colorado with a population of more than 250,000.
“I feel incredibly confident that the team I have assembled will do what’s right for the women and men of the Aurora Police Department, and just as important, for the people of Aurora,” Metz said in a statement announcing the moves.