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Mom of deported runaway files federal lawsuit
HOUSTON — The mother of a teenage Dallas runaway who immigration authorities shipped to South America after she provided a false name has filed a civil rights suit against top federal officials, claiming her daughter was illegally detained and deported.
Johnisa Turner seeks unspecified damages in the federal lawsuit filed Tuesday in Houston.
In April last year, Ms. Turner’s then-14-year-old daughter was arrested for shoplifting and identified herself to authorities as a 21-year-old Colombian national. Immigration and Customs Enforcement deported the teen. She returned to the U.S. in January after her grandmother and Dallas police tracked her down.
Federal officials have said they followed procedures and that the girl did nothing to indicate she is a U.S. citizen.
Detective: Gun store purchases led cops to soldier
WACO — A soldier accused of planning to bomb a Texas restaurant frequented by troops was detained by police who were tracking a person based on suspicious gun store purchases but didn’t know his name.
Police Sgt. Eric Bradley told jurors officers went to the motel after receiving tips about a man’s suspicious activities the previous day including buying an Army uniform with a “Smith” name patch.
But during cross-examination, Sgt. Bradley said police chose not to do surveillance on the motel after receiving the initial tips.
Pfc. Abdo faces up to life in prison if convicted of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and other charges.
2011 tape shows Zimmerman criticize cops in race case
ORLANDO — George Zimmerman accused the Sanford police department of corruption more than a year before he shot Trayvon Martin, saying at a public forum the agency covered up the beating of a black homeless man by the son of a white officer.
By Tom Fitton
New photos confirm the attack's coordination and its cover-up
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