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Suit against sheriff's office dismissed

Posted at 6:21 AM, Aug 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-22 09:21:59-04

An immigrant who filed a class action lawsuit against the Coconino County Sheriff's Office after his arrest last year has had the suit dismissed.

Guillermo Tenorio-Serrano was arrested by the Arizona Department of Public Safety in December 2017 for extreme DUI and taken to the county jail.
Tenorio-Serrano and the American Civil Liberties Union sought a preliminary injunction ordering his immediate release.
They alleged the sheriff department's policy of holding pretrial detainees after they have satisfied conditions for release on state charges was unlawful and unconstitutional.
A federal judge ruled against Tenorio-Serrano and the ACLU in July, saying it likely wouldn't succeed on its merits.
The judge dismissed the lawsuit Monday at the plaintiff's request.