Lawsuit Claims US Citizen Illegally Held in Jail Because of His Latino Name and Skin Color

Maria Perez
Aug 26, 2019 - 1:00
Lawsuit Claims US Citizen Illegally Held in Jail Because of His Latino Name and Skin Color

A Honduras-born US citizen was illegally jailed in Louisiana because a sheriff’s office thought he was in the country illegally, a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) states.

The ACLU of Louisiana filed a lawsuit in Baton Rouge on behalf of Ramon Torres, who on August 31, 2018 was arrested and detained for four days by the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office. The suit states Torres was arrested by Louisiana State Police officer Jarrod Miles after he suspected Torres was driving while intoxicated. Torres refused a breath test and was taken to Ascension Parish Jail for...

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