LA County To Pay $14M To End Immigrant Detainee Suit

Law360 (October 14, 2020, 12:16 AM EDT) -- Los Angeles County has agreed to pay $14 million to end a class action alleging the LA County Sheriff's Department unlawfully detained 18,500 based on warrantless requests from federal immigration authorities, the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California said Tuesday.

The LA County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved the settlement, which would provide class members with anywhere from $250 to $25,000, based on how long they were held and other circumstances, the ACLU chapter said.

"Let this settlement be a wake-up call to all those law enforcement agencies around the country that today continue to jail people unlawfully...

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