Two released from Clackamas County jail since ruling that county violated woman's Fourth Amendment rights

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Molly Harbarger
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Friday, April 18, 2014
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Oregon Issues
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The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office has released two jail inmates who officials were holding at the request of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts said Wednesday ....released suspected undocumented immigrants from custody in the county jail if there is no warrant for their arrest. The move follows a federal judge’s ruling that the county violated a woman’s Fourth Amendment rights by complying with a request to keep her by immigration officials.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office lifted 50 holds since the ruling.

U.S. District Court Judge Janice M. Stewart ruled Friday that county officials misinterpreted a request...

The requests to hold inmates in the jail are common, and the county complies...