Civil-Rights Group Plans Lawsuit Against Frederick Co. Sheriff's Dept. | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

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

Play associated audio

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.

WAMU 88.5

'Historic Landmark' Status Complicates Corcoran Renovations

Plans by George Washington University to renovate the Corcoran Gallery of Art may be thrown for a loop after D.C.'s historic preservation board designated much of the interior of the building as a historic landmark.

NPR

In This Museum, Visitors Can Eat At The Exhibits

The Southern Museum of Food and Beverage in New Orleans chronicles the eats and drinks of the Southern states. And it may be one of the only museums where visitors can imbibe while viewing exhibits.
NPR

Staten Island Candidates Avoid Talk Of Eric Garner Case

In the New York Congressional district where an an unarmed black man died at the hands of police last year, neither candidate for a special congressional election is using the death to score points.
NPR

As Health Apps Hop On The Apple Watch, Privacy Will Be Key

The notion of receiving nutrition advice from artificial intelligence on your wrist may seem like science fiction. But health developers are betting this kind of behavior will become the norm.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.