SF officials avoid sanctuary change as feds back off
San Francisco lawmakers avoided having to bend the city’s sanctuary city policy after federal authorities backed off their demands for the law to be relaxed if they wanted help extraditing a rape suspect from Canada.
Mohamed Ben Azaza, 39, was arraigned Wednesday in San Francisco on charges including rape by use of drugs, sexual battery, and rape of an unconscious person. He pleaded not guilty.
Homeland Security officials said last week that they would not extradite Azaza unless San Francisco relaxed its sanctuary city policy.