Alcocer v. Mills

Woman arrested for driving with suspended license makes bond, but Bulloch County, Ga. jail officials suspect she’s in the U.S. illegally, decline to release her. Her sister calls every 15 minutes for updates, brings documents proving her citizenship to the jail, eventually contacts ICE, which tells the jail to release her. (She’d spent 26 hours in jail.) Eleventh Circuit: The Fourth Amendment requires probable cause to detain someone. Remand to the district court to assess each official’s actions and determine which are responsible.

Tags: 2018, Eleventh Circuit, Fourth Amendment, Searches and Seizures

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