Settlement Reached In Racial Bias Lawsuit Against Frederick County Sheriff

It includes an apology from Sheriff Jenkins.









COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) – A Latina immigrant has reached a $125,000 settlement after she says her detention during a traffic stop fit a pattern of racially discriminatory policing in a Maryland county. The settlement includes a written apology from the county’s sheriff.

Lawyers for Sara Haidee Aleman Medrano on Thursday announced terms of her settlement of a federal lawsuit that she filed against Frederick County Sheriff Charles Jenkins and others.

In his apology letter, Jenkins says the deputies who detained Medrano hadn’t been properly trained on the proper procedures for handling U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement warrants and deportation orders during routine criminal records checks.


By The Associated Press