Grand Rapids, Michigan, will pay $190,000 to a Marine veteran and US citizen who…


Grand Rapids, Michigan, will pay $190,000 to a Marine veteran and US citizen who was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement last year and kept in custody for three days. Jilmar Ramos-Gomez, who was born and raised in Michigan, was arrested last year after he allegedly set a small fire at a hospital, pulled a fire alarm and ended up on the hospital’s helipad, according to the ACLU. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor trespassing charge and a judge ordered him released on his own recognizance, his attorney says. But instead of releasing him from jail, local authorities handed him over to ICE, advocates said. Ramos-Gomez suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of his service in Afghanistan, and has episodes where he disappears and has no recollection of where he’s been when he is found again, the ACLU said, adding that’s what happened when Grand Rapids authorities arrested him last year. Ramos-Gomez served in the Marines from October 2011 to August 2014, according to military records. (📸: Wood)



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