LPD hopes to ease concern about 'No Bans No Walls' protest - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

LPD hopes to ease concern about 'No Bans No Walls' protest

Source: KCBD Graphic Source: KCBD Graphic
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The Lubbock Police Department is preparing to attend Tuesday's "No Bans No Walls" protest, leaving some participants to wonder what that might mean for them.

Organizers of the event say some participants are worried police presence may mean arrests and potential deportation following President Trump's executive order this weekend.

So, we sat down with officials to learn more about what actions officers are and are not allowed to legally take.

According to 2.05.006 of the Lubbock Police Department's general manual, officers may arrest "'illegal aliens' on any charge for which they would normally arrest any other suspect." However, it also goes on to state an officer may not detain, or arrest only because they suspect someone may be an undocumented resident. Officials with LPD say they were contacted by organizers of the event in hopes of keeping people safe.They also tell us there are a couple of goals regarding the protest.

"We also want to make sure that the protestors are not getting in the middle of the road, that they're not impeding traffic. And that's really for the protestors safety, as well as the driver's safety. And another reason that we'll also have officers in the area is to make sure that, you know, if there are counter-protestors, that this stays peaceful," says Tiffany Pelt, the Public Information Officers with the Lubbock Police Department. 

Another executive order issued last week by President Trump was the revival of a program that deputizes local officers to enforce federal immigration law, but the Lubbock Police Department says following that order, there are no changes here at home at this time.

"If directed to, then that's definitely something we would look into implementing. But at this point, if there are changes that would be something that we would notify the public on," says Pelt. 

Because the protest is in the evening, officials are asking participants to wear bright colors so they can be seen by drivers.

Copyright 2017 KCBD. All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • More than $55K raised for teacher who stopped shooter

    More than $55K raised for teacher who stopped shooter

    Sunday, May 27 2018 3:24 PM EDT2018-05-27 19:24:15 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 5:55 PM EDT2018-05-27 21:55:12 GMT
    (Southern Illinois University via AP). RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT NAME TO JASON SEAMAN - In this undated photo, provided by Southern Illinois University, Jason Seaman, a defensive end for the SIU football team, poses for a photo in Carbondale, Ill. Seam...(Southern Illinois University via AP). RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT NAME TO JASON SEAMAN - In this undated photo, provided by Southern Illinois University, Jason Seaman, a defensive end for the SIU football team, poses for a photo in Carbondale, Ill. Seam...
    Online fundraiser has already surpassed $55,000 goal for Indiana teacher shot while tackling armed student.
    Online fundraiser has already surpassed $55,000 goal for Indiana teacher shot while tackling armed student.
  • More LGBT issues loom as justices near wedding cake decision

    More LGBT issues loom as justices near wedding cake decision

    Saturday, May 26 2018 9:33 AM EDT2018-05-26 13:33:35 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 5:54 PM EDT2018-05-27 21:54:56 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset. A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through the courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset. A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through the courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the...

    A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through courts and that'll continue, no matter what the Supreme Court decides in the case of a baker who wouldn't create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

    A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through courts and that'll continue, no matter what the Supreme Court decides in the case of a baker who wouldn't create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

  • Soldiers recall carnage of Alaska WWII battle 75 years later

    Soldiers recall carnage of Alaska WWII battle 75 years later

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:34 AM EDT2018-05-27 15:34:09 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 5:54 PM EDT2018-05-27 21:54:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen). In this May 19, 2018, photo World War II veterans Allan Seroll, left, of Massachusetts, and William Roy Dover, right, of Alabama, right, attend a 75th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Attu in Anchorage, Alaska. Dover w...(AP Photo/Mark Thiessen). In this May 19, 2018, photo World War II veterans Allan Seroll, left, of Massachusetts, and William Roy Dover, right, of Alabama, right, attend a 75th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Attu in Anchorage, Alaska. Dover w...

    One of the bloodiest World War II battles in the Pacific was waged 75 years ago this month on Attu Island in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.

    One of the bloodiest World War II battles in the Pacific was waged 75 years ago this month on Attu Island in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.

Powered by Frankly