Activists want New Hope officer fired for asking light rail rider's immigration status
June 15, 2017
Community activists are demanding that a New Hope police officer be fired after he asked a light-rail passenger from Mexico his immigration status during a routine fare check. A cellphone video of the encounter went viral last month.
Andy Lamers was working as a part-time officer for the Metro Transit Police Department on May 14, when he asked a 23-year-old passenger on the Blue Line if he was in the country legally. Another passenger caught the exchange on video and posted it on Facebook, generating more than a million page views.