Frederick County, sheriff's office target of new lawsuit by immigrant rights coalition

An immigrant rights advocacy group on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Frederick County, Sheriff Chuck Jenkins and two of his deputies for a 2018 traffic stop that they say was based on racial profiling and led to the illegal detention of a Latina woman. The Resources for Immigrant Support and Empowerment (RISE) Coalition of Western Maryland filed the lawsuit with support from the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland on behalf of Sara Haidee Aleman Medrano, who was pulled over by Deputy Brian M. Mothershead at 7:45 p.m. July 7, 2018, according to the lawsuit. (News-Post)

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