Judge: Secret Service agent can sue officers over detention
By Editor - Tue Jun 11, 11:36 am
A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses two white U.S. Park Police officers of unlawfully detaining a black Secret Service agent who was waiting to accompany a Cabinet secretary’s motorcade. U.S. District Judge Paul Grimm in Maryland ruled Monday that a jury can decide if Gerald Ferreyra and Brian Phillips violated Nathaniel Hicks’ constitutional right to be free from an unreasonable seizure. Hicks’ lawsuit says it appears the officers singled him out because of his race.