Cooley Targeting Illegal Alien Gang Members
Strategy will make use of fingerprint data.
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich praised Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley for assigning three deputy district attorneys to target illegal alien gang members:“Effective gang suppression must include bold measures to identify criminal illegal immigrants and remove them from the country,” said Antonovich.
“Twenty-five percent of inmates in our county jail system are self-declared foreign born inmates – more than half of them are deportable criminal aliens. The cost to our county’s justice system has skyrocketed to $220 million dollars a year which includes arrest, incarceration, prosecution, defense and probation.
”The High-Intensity Criminal Alien Apprehension and Prosecution (HI-CAAP) Program initiated by Supervisor Antonovich, is a multi-jurisdictional program that uses finger-print data against state and federal databases to identify previously deported criminal illegal aliens.