Sunday, June 10th, 2018

Georgia ACLU Files Negligence Lawsuit Against ICE

ACLU, Mar. 27, 2012: "The ACLU Foundation of Georgia, Sutherland, and Attorney Brian Spears
filed a lawsuit today in US District Court for the Middle District of
Georgia on behalf of Sara Hernandez-Gonzalez, the widow of Roberto
Medina-Martinez against the US Government for its negligence which led
to the death of Mr. Medina.  Mr. Medina was a 39 year-old man from
Mexico who was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at
the Stewart Detention Center.  Mr. Medina died while in ICE custody at
St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, Georgia on March 11, 2009, from acute
myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle that is usually caused
by a viral infection and is often treatable.