Police chief addresses Rogers' minority community; answers questions

Posted: April 21, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Rogers Police Chief Hayes Minor speaks Thursday during a community meeting for minority residents at Centro Cristiano Assemblies of God church in Rogers.

ROGERS -- Sonya Rodriguez believes it's important to bridge gaps between Rogers police and the minority community.

At a glance

Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act for two decades has allowed police and sheriff’s departments to screen people for immigration violations in the field, at local jails or both, essentially giving local officers federal powers. The field aspect is referred to as the task force option, while screenings only after an arrest at the jail is the detention option.

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