- Associated Press - Friday, February 22, 2019

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan police chief says his department acted properly when it contacted Immigration and Customs Enforcement following a former Marine’s arrest, leading to a three-day stay in a detainment center.

The Grand Rapids Press reports Grand Rapids Interim Police Chief David Kiddle commented Friday following the completion of an internal affairs review of the case of Jilmar Ramos-Gomez, who was detained by ICE in December even though he’s a U.S. citizen. He was released when an attorney provided ICE with documents showing his citizenship.

Kiddle says Ramos-Gomez set a fire at a hospital and accessed its helipad before being arrested, an incident that “met the criteria of a potential act of terrorism.”

The American Civil Liberties Union says it was disappointed with the police position.


Information from: The Grand Rapids Press, http://www.mlive.com/grand-rapids

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