SF sheriff's fingerprint request denied 

Attorney General Jerry Brown denied a request Tuesday by Sheriff Michael Hennessey to withhold fingerprint data from federal authorities.

In a letter to Brown last week, Hennessey asked the state to not share fingerprint data with federal immigration authorities once the Secure Communities program goes into effect for San Francisco on June 1.

Under the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement program, anyone arrested in The City will have their fingerprints checked against a database used by ICE.

Current San Francisco policy requires authorities to report undocumented immigrants only when they are booked on felony charges and certain drug crimes.

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