Update: VA Cop, Suspended For Turning Illegal Over To ICE, Is Reinstated

From the story we brought you yesterday:

The Fairfax County Virginia Police Officer turned over an illegal immigrant he encountered during a traffic stop.
That illegal fails to show up for his deportation hearing, then was involved in a minor traffic accident while driving without a license, and the officer the one that is suspended for contacting ICE.
Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin C. Roessler Jr. says the police officer “deprived a person of their freedom” by cooperating with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

That police officer has had his suspension cancelled and he’s been reinstated to full duty.

Chief Edwin C. Rossler Jr. released a statement yesterday about the officer returning to duty:

“After receiving an update from our Internal Affairs Bureau, I have concurred with the procedural policy recommendation to return the officer involved in the Sept. 21 event to full duty on Friday. We have one of the best police forces in the U.S. and I have confidence that our officer will represent us well throughout his career. Our internal administrative investigation continues as prescribed by policy.”

Former ICE Director Tom Homan ripped Chief Edwin C. Rossler Jr. for what he did to the officer.

Homan said: "Here's a police officer responding to a traffic accident caused by an illegal alien that has no driver's license, has no insurance. He ran him through the system. There's an outstanding warrant from ICE because he's in the country illegally. He's a fugitive from justice because he didn't show up in court,. The cop was being a cop!And, for the chief to suspend them ... maybe the chief ought to remember what it's like to be a cop. Because the chief stopped being a cop when he made that decision. He became a politician." 

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