APA & NAPO Meet with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder


APA Executive Director Brian Livingston along with Phoenix Law Enforcement Association executive board members Mark Spencer, Joe Clure and PLEA lobbyist and consultant Dr. Levi Bolton met with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday in Washington D.C. This meeting was requested by PLEA and the APA. The meeting with Mr. Holder and other administration invitees was held to discuss SB 1070 and the history and relationship both associations had with the bill’s origination and passage.

“Mr. Holder expressed interest in the information provided by the APA and PLEA. He also stated clearly that the Obama Administration had not yet formulated a final position on SB 1070,” says the Executive Director of the APA. The discussion was reportedly “frank and to the point” on the requirements of SB 1070 and the disinformation being disseminated by various groups and factions opposed to the bill and the potential national ramifications with the bill’s passage and adoption. APA and PLEA representatives also expressed their support for Governor Brewer and her continued efforts to secure the state’s border with Mexico. In final comments, the APA Executive Director expressed deep safety concerns for the U.S. Border Patrol officers serving along the international border.

The APA wishes to thank Mr. Holder for agreeing to meet with our association and we look forward to future conversations with members of President Obama’s administration.


PLEA and APA to Meet with US Attorney GeneralThe National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) is facilitating a meeting between PLEA and the APA with the US Attorney General on Tuesday June 8, 2010 in Washington DC.  The AG deserves an honest law enforcement assessment from police officers concerning SB1070.  PLEA and the APA believe it’s important to communicate the needs and concerns of front-line Arizona rank-and-file officers and the tools that SB1070 provides.  SB1070 has been successfully test-driven for the past two years in Phoenix through the Department’s modified immigration policy.   The Phoenix immigration policy allows a discretionary, proactive partnership with ICE in dealing with the crime of illegal immigration and mirrors the intent of SB1070.  Over the past two years implementation of the new immigration policy has resulted in crime plummeting along with over 3000 deportations without any additional costs, any additional crimes, any drain on manpower, and without a single civil rights, biased policing, or racial profiling complaint.

It should be interesting to note, that in order for four PLEA and APA law enforcement representatives to meet with the US Attorney General, the following instructions have to be complied with:

“THIS PART IS IMPORTANT, DOJ WILL NEED ASAP FOR ALL FOUR OF YOU THE FOLLOWING (1) FULL NAME; (2) DATE OF BIRTH; (3) SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER; (4) PLACE OF BIRTH; (5) CITIZENSHIP