Willamette Week: An ICE Agent Shoved A Lawyer While Making An Arrest At The Multnomah County Courthouse by Katie Shepherd:
A federal immigration officer refused to show an arrest warrant and shoved a criminal defense lawyer as he tried to step on an elevator with his client on the fourth floor of the Multnomah County courthouse Friday morning.
Courthouse arrests involving immigrants have drawn intense criticism from civil rights advocates and court employees across the nation. Critics say the arrests discourage defendants, witnesses and victims from coming to court. U.S. Customs and Enforcement agents routinely refuse to show warrants, a tendency that spurred New York to issue new requirements last week that mandate judicial warrants for courthouse arrests.