to: Associated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Immigrant attorneys have settled a lawsuit against Sacramento County accusing the sheriff’s department of illegally handing over arrested immigrants to federal deportation authorities.
Last month, a settlement was reached between a Sacramento resident, two non-profit groups and the Sheriff’s Department, the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California said in a statement.
The settlement requires the Sheriff’s Department to comply with state laws that limit local law enforcement’s ability to cooperate with deportation authorities and requires the department to notify immigrants if they are placed in the custody of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The lawsuit was filed last year accusing then-Sheriff Scott Jones of transferring immigrants to ICE custody in violation of state law.
Jones stepped down as sheriff this month after 12 years in office.