The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota elected Bill Pentelovitch as the new President of the ACLU-MN Board of Directors. Pentelovitch has over 40 years of legal experience in Minnesota and has served on the ACLU-MN's Board of Directors since 2010. Read more.
the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota announced that it has reached a settlement with the Gaylord Police Department, the Sibley County Sheriff's office and others for violating the constitutional rights of Jesus Mendoza Sierra. In March of 2012, Sierra's Fourth, Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment rights were violated when she was arrested, detained and interrogated by law enforcement for no lawful reason. As part of the settlement, and after litigation denying the allegations, the two departments jointly paid Jesus Mendoza Sierra $40,000 and agreed to make changes in police department practices. Read more.