ACLU Accuses JeffCo Sheriff Ted Mink Of Unlawfully Imprisoning Suspected Illegal Immigrant For 47 Days

06/22/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

​The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit against the Jefferson County Sheriff, accusing him of illegally detaining a man for 47 days for the suspicion that he was an illegal immigrant.

Sheriff Ted Mink, the group says, kept Luis Quezada in Jefferson County jail in the summer of 2009 without any official charges after he was booked for failure to appear in court on a traffic violation.

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