U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

US twice tried to deport man killed by police in California

U.S. authorities twice tried to deport a black man who was fatally shot by police in a San Diego suburb this week but his native Uganda refused to take him.

Then last year, he stopped reporting to immigration authorities as required under terms of his freedom and it's unclear whether the government made any attempt to find him.

An explanation for why Alfred Olango remained in the country lies in a 2001 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that generally prohibits the detention of foreign nationals for more than six months if deportation is unlikely.

The nation's highest court said in the 5-4 decision that holding people indefinitely only because no country will take them...