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US CITIZEN SUES SHERIFF FOR FALSE ARREST

A McHenry County man filed suit against Sheriff Keith Nygren and three of his correctional officers Tuesday, claiming he was detained for several hours as a suspected illegal immigrant despite offering proof of his citizenship.  Edward Bustos, 32, claims sheriff’s officers falsely imprisoned him in 2008 after he said he was born in Mexico while being processed on a traffic offense.  The suit, filed in U.S. District Court, seeks undisclosed compensatory and punitive damages for “loss of liberty, emotional distress and pecuniary damages including lost wages” for the Harvard resident.

May 12, 2010 Posted by | Immigration Law | Leave a comment