Phoenix Cop Reprimand Likely For Video On Immigration Law


“This law will make me feel like a Nazi out there,” said 20-year Phoenix police officer Paul Dobson of the controversial new Arizona immigration law, reports the Arizona Republic. “I have a great deal of contempt for it, I’m very emotional about it,” he said in the three-minute clip posted to a non-profit group’s Facebook page. Dobson’s participation in the video produced by California-based Brave New Foundation prompted an internal investigation that would likely result in a written reprimand or minor form of discipline for granting the online interview without supervisor approval.

The officer’s union representatives argued that the case created a double-standard if Phoenix Police Chief Jack Harris provided testimony on the law as part of a federal review of pending lawsuits to block the law from going into effect July 29. The law makes it a state crime to be in the country illegally. Dobson was the lone Arizona resident to respond to Brave New Foundation’s online request for interviews with people affected by the new law.

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