First arrest made under 'show me your papers' provision
Phoenix police have made the agency's first arrest under the so-called "show me your papers" provision of SB 1070.
The arrest happened Tuesday near 24th St. and Jefferson when police stopped a vehicle after it made an illegal turn. Phoenix Police Sgt. Tommy Thompson said the driver didn't have a driver's license when questioned by police, so the officer contact Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.
"There was facts and circumstances that led him to believe that the individual was illegally in the country," he said. "Based upon that, he contacted ICE. ICE interviewed the individual over the phone and the agent told the officer to go ahead and bring them down to ICE for further questioning."
Thompson said ICE also talked to two other passengers over the phone.
The driver is facing two traffic citations.
The vehicle was seized by police.
Martha Maurer, News Editor