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KCSO to host public meetings about ICE information, detentions

Kern County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Patrol Car (FILE)
Posted at 2:35 PM, May 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-10 17:35:03-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Sheriff's office will hold two public meetings where they will discuss their work with ICE agents and information about local detentions.

According to the Kern County Counsel, KCSO is holding the forum in accordance with the Truth Act, which was enacted in 2016.

During the meetings, officials who handle ICE arrests will present information and then allow for the public to comment.

County counsel also tells 23ABC that at the last meeting in 2018, representatives from the American Civil Liberties union were present and the Dolores Huerta Foundation has already confirmed that they will be in attendance.

If you would like to attend an informational meeting, they will be held next week at the Kern County Board of Supervisors Chambers on Truxtun Avenue.

The first meeting will be held on Monday May 13 starting at 6 p.m. and the second one will be on Tuesday May 14 at 9 a.m.