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Civil-Rights Group Plans Lawsuit Against Frederick Co. Sheriff's Dept.

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By Jonathan Wilson

In Maryland, a civil-rights group says it plans a federal lawsuit against the Frederick County Sheriff's Department over alleged immigration enforcement violations. The group called Latino Justice PRLDEF says it will file the $1 million lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt. The organization Casa de Maryland will join them.

Attorney Jose Perez says that two Frederick County deputies interrogated a Salvadoran immigrant about her immigration status while she was eating lunch, and then took her into custody and transferred her to federal immigration authorities.

Perez says the arrest violated an agreement that only allows local police to question the immigration status of people they have arrested for other offenses.

Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins says Latino Justice left out some of the facts surrounding the arrest.

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