City of El Monte’s choice for police chief, Eric McBride, no longer a candidate for the high profile position.
Just a week after being named the City of El Monte’s next police chief, Eric McBride has withdrawn his candidacy. The abrupt decision comes amid sharp criticism of his stance on undocumented immigrants.
McBride has long been a supporter of anti-illegal immigration laws. Immigrant rights activists rallied in opposition to the city’s new choice for top cop leading McBride to reconsider and withdraw his acceptance of the police chief position.
El Monte has a large Hispanic population and has long been home to many immigrants.