CBP settles with women in lawsuit on rights violations in Havre
Suda, Hernandez said Border Patrol agent detained them for speaking Spanish
Last updated 11/25/2020 at 1:24pm
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has reached an out-of-court settlement with two women who said their Constitutional rights were violated when a Border Patrol agent detained and questioned them when he heard them speaking Spanish in a Havre convenience store.
The monetary amount of the settlement was not released.
Ana Suda and Martha "Mimi" Hernandez filed a lawsuit alleging their their Fourth and Fifth amendment rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution were violated by Agent Paul O'Neal detaining them and questioning them simply because they spoke Spanish.
The two sisters, who were...