Parents file claims
Steinle’s parents, Jim Steinle and Liz Sullivan, file three claims seeking unspecified damages against San Francisco’s Sheriff Mirkarimi, the Bureau of Land Management and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, to hold them accountable for her death. If the claims are denied, the family could file wrongful death suits. Lawyer:
Both statistics and this gentleman’s history would tell you that what happened out on Pier 14 was not only forseeable, it was predictable.
The Steinle family say they were prompted to act after witnessing weeks of finger-pointing over the killing and no change in the sanctuary city policies. Brother:
We’re here to make sure that a change is made so no one has to endure the pain my mom and dad and I go through on a daily basis. Because the system failed our sister. And at this point, no one has taken responsibility, accountability, and nothing has changed.
Parents speak on SF policy
Steinle’s parents say that while they respect the immigration sanctuary laws of SF, their daughter wouldn’t have been killed by Sanchez if ICE had been complied with.
We’re here for kate and I think I can speak for my wife when I say its a non issue…It would have been so much better if he were gone and they would have done what they should have done, absolutely, without a guess definitely but that’s not how it is.
Deported five times, seven felony convictions
ICE says Sanchez has seven felony convictions and has been deported five times, most recently in 2009. Four of those convictions involved narcotics charges. They also say they had requested San Francisco to detain him in march, but the Sheriff’s Department released him.