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Immigrant suit against Coconino sheriff's office dismissed

Posted at 2:17 AM, Aug 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-22 15:45:44-04

An immigrant who filed a lawsuit against the Coconino County Sheriff's Office after his arrest last year has had the suit dismissed.
Guillermo Tenorio-Serrano was arrested in December 2017 on suspicion of extreme drunken driving and taken to the county jail.

Tenorio-Serrano had asked a judge to order his immediate release.
His lawyers alleged the sheriff office's policy of holding pretrial detainees after they have satisfied release conditions on state charges was unconstitutional.
A federal judge ruled against Tenorio-Serrano in July, saying he wasn't likely to succeed on some of his claims.
The judge dismissed the lawsuit Monday at Tenorio-Serrano's request.
Tenorio-Serrano had sought - but didn't actually win - class-action status in his lawsuit.