Police Policy Back In Front Of City Council On July 11th
It's back. The Yakima city council voted Tuesday to start discussions again about a police policy that would bar officers from asking about a person's immigration status. The 4-3 vote to start the discussion again on July 11 was a result of a threat of a lawsuit by Columbia Legal Services after the council voted to end the discussion in April. The local non-profit legal firm says the council failed to tell people about the vote in April. The group says the lawsuit will be dropped if the discussion starts again. The council will talk about the issue and possibly vote at the July 11 council meeting.