A training class for the California Department of Justice could be suspended, according to a lawsuit filed by the California State Sheriffs Association.
The lawsuit claims the Department of Homeland Security, which has jurisdiction over California, is using the California DOJ’s training course as a “federal-federal hybrid” training class, which means the Department is using DHS and state agencies to train its agents in law enforcement tactics.
The suit claims that the training program has been used as a training device to train federal agents in how to deal with illegal aliens and other violent criminals.
It’s unclear if DHS will continue to use the California training program.
The department did not respond to a request for comment.
The Department of Education has also issued a statement that it is “actively investigating” the incident and has notified the DOJ and the state that training could be cancelled.