Hillsboro Cop Sues U.s. Immigration, Alleging Unlawful Stop, Seizure (Latest News)

A lawsuit Edgar Garcia Garfias filed on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Portland claims that he was traveling home from work when he was stopped on the Tualatin Valley Highway.

In his lawsuit against ICE, he claims that on August 5, 2020, ICE agents wrongfully detained, arrested, and took possession of him without a warrant.

Garcia Garfias was told to reveal his hands by the individuals who emerged from the camouflaged cars wearing police uniforms and carrying unknown insignia. He quickly discovered that the police were federal immigration enforcement authorities

According to the lawsuit, after the federal officials had Garcia Garfias' automobile enclosed, they questioned him about his "legal right to stay in this country." They questioned his place of birth, the suit claimed.

Nevertheless, he claimed that the federal ICE authorities told him to exit his vehicle and commanded him to put his hands behind his back.

Garcia Garfias claimed he informed the federal officials that he had a U.S. passport at his home when asked if he had one.

Plaintiff, a local law enforcement officer, "was humiliated that, despite being born and raised in the United States, he had to report to his superiors that Plaintiff, a federal agent, had been arrested," his attorney stated.