Crime Grand Rapids approves settlement with Veteran detained by ICE
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids City Commissioners approved a deal to settle a lawsuit by the family of a U.S. citizen who was wrongly detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement last year.
In a unanimous vote Tuesday night, the commission signed off on a $190,000 payment to Jilmar Ramos-Gomez. The Marine Veteran was arrested on November 21, 2018, after police say he started a fire in a stairwell, and.
Despite having his driver’s license and passport, Grand Rapids Police Captain Mark VanderKooi contacted federal agents about the case., VanderKooi asked for a check of Ramos-Gomez’s immigration status, calling him at one point, “loco.”
Charges upgraded for man accused of shooting, killing wife
POLKTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Prosecutors have upgraded the charges against a man who is accused of shooting and killing his wife at their home. The shooting happened Oct. 21 at the couple’s Polkton Township home. Authorities haven’t yet specified what led up to the shooting. The victim, 24-year-old Emily Chatman, died on Nov. 7 at a Grand Rapids hospital. Originally, Jaron Chatman was discharged with reckless discharge of a firearm causing serious injury and felony firearm.After his wife’s death, charges were upgraded to manslaughter and felony firearms. He was arrested on the new charges Tuesday morning and is being held on a $50,000 bond.
exonerated Captain VanderKooi, since he was serving as liasion to ICE, but an appeal to the Civilian Appeals Board overturned that decision. City Manager Mark Washington decided to for 20 hours without pay.
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Latino war veteran files $1M claim for immigration arrest .
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Lawyers for a Latino American war veteran who was wrongfully detained by immigration agents in Michigan have filed a $1 million claim against the U.S. government for his three days in custody. Jilmar Ramos-Gomez is a Michigan-born U.S. citizen. Yet he was taken into custody after his release a year ago from a Kent County, Michigan, jail for an alleged crime. The American Civil Liberties Union says Ramos-Gomez’ “shocking mistreatment” only exacerbated his post-traumatic stress disorder from his service as a Marine in Afghanistan.Immigration and Customs Enforcement declined to comment Wednesday.
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