Kate Steinle’s parents plan to file legal claims against San Francisco and federal officials in connection to their daughter’s death, which sparked fierce debate about immigration policy.
A representative for Jim Steinle and Liz Sullivan announced their intention Monday to file a claim against San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, the Bureau of Land Management and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. They’re set to reveal details in a press conference Tuesday.
Kate Steinle was shot to death while going on a stroll with her dad at Pier 14 on July 1.
Her alleged murderer, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, a 45-year-old Mexican national, had been deported five times for multiple felonies. He had been held in a San Francisco jail in April and released when the charges were dropped because of the city’s “sanctuary laws.”