DeKalb is the third Georgia county to adopt such a policy. Last month, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office announced it would no longer comply with ICE detainers. And in September, Fulton County commissioners passed a resolution urging Sheriff Ted Jackson to do the same. More than 100 other jurisdictions have adopted policies or laws limiting compliance with the detainers, according to the Immigrant Legal Resource Center.
“The law does not allow us to hold anyone without probable cause,” Mann said in a prepared statement. “If our judicial system determines that an individual should no longer be held in custody, it is not in my authority to countermand that decision.”