- Associated Press - Sunday, June 28, 2015

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Testimony has wrapped up in a racial profiling lawsuit against the U.S. Border Patrol in northern Ohio.

Two groups that work with Hispanics in the state Ohio are accusing border patrol agents along Lake Erie of targeting and detaining Hispanics based on their ethnicity.

Border patrol leaders and U.S. Justice Department lawyers have denied those claims of discrimination and say that all of the stops were legal.

The case is being heard by a federal judge in Toledo.

The Blade (http://bit.ly/1e7V7A6 ) newspaper in Toledo reports that testimony ended this past week.

The former chief patrol agent of the border patrol’s Detroit sector testified that race and ethnicity aren’t used to make stops and that he didn’t tolerate improper profiling.

A ruling in the case isn’t expected for several weeks.

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Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/

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