Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney has announced his intention to retire from law enforcement this coming spring. Mahoney will be vacating his seat on May 8th, by which point he will have served in the sheriff’s office for four decades. He’s been the department’s leader since 2006. “You know, I remember fondly standing on the […]
State lawmakers heard public testimony this week on a controversial bill that would penalize local law enforcement for not fully cooperating with federal immigration authorities. The bill’s author suggests that so-called “Sanctuary Cities” like Madison have loose immigration enforcement standards that may provide cover for dangerous undocumented criminals. Immigrant rights advocates in Madison expressed concern that the measure would only drive undocumented immigrants into the shadows, while the Madison Police Chief was puzzled about why legislators considered Madison a “sanctuary” in the first place. Darien Lamen reports.