Roy v. County of Los Angeles is a lawsuit against Los Angeles County and the L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca for denying bail on the basis of ICE holds, and for holding people in County Jail for more than 48 hours based on those ICE holds.

Case Developments

ORDER
February 8, 2017
This case was consolidated with Gonzalez v. ICE. The court ruled that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) unlawfully detained thousands of suspected immigrants on the basis of unconstitutional requests from ICE known as immigration detainers. This decision entitles class members to injunctive relief and monetary damages. Read the order.

FILING
October 19, 2012
The ACLU sued the County of Los Angeles and L.A. County Sheriff for denying bail on the basis of ICE holds, and for holding people in County Jail for more than 48 hours based on those ICE holds. Read the complaint.

Pro Bono Law Firm(s)

Barrett Litt and Lindsay Battles, Litt, Estaur & Kitson, LLP; Jessica Karp and Chris Newman, National Day Laborer Organizing Network; Cecillia Wang, Katherine Desormeau, and Omar Jadwat, ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project

Date filed

October 18, 2012

Court

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Judge

Hon. R. Gary Klausner

Case number

12-9012-RGK

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