Yuma agent is suing Border Patrol over search
Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - A U.S. Border Patrol agent assigned to the Yuma Sector is suing the agency.
Steven Streeter's lawsuit claims Border Patrol illegally searched his personally owned vehicle and property last year and retaliated against him for reporting the incident to Yuma law enforcement.
The Yuma Sun reports the suit was filed last month in U.S. District Court in Phoenix.
Streeter's requests a jury trial and seeks a settlement of up to $1 million against two supervisory agents. The suit also seeks up to another $1 million in punitive and exemplary damages from those same supervisors.
An official with Border Patrol says the Yuma Sector Communications Division has not been served with the suit yet and won't comment on it since it is pending litigation.
Streeter still is employed by the Border Patrol.