The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota Thursday sued the federal government for unlawfully holding an American citizen in ICE custody for 11 months, even though he repeatedly told them he was a citizen.
The U.S. Constitution's Bill of Rights protects us against suspicionless searches and seizures. It guarantees due process to individuals who are accused of crimes and humane treatment to those who are incarcerated.
Police have the vital and difficult job of protecting public safety. Performing this job effectively does not require sacrificing civil liberties. All Minnesota law enforcement agencies-from the state patrol to city police forces-need to respect the rights of individuals while enforcing the law.