KEY WEST (CBSMiami/AP) – A Florida Keys is suing the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office after he was detained on behalf of federal agents who wanted him deported to Jamaica, even though he is a U.S. citizen.READ MORE: Thousands Of Haitians Gather Under Border Bridge, Hoping To Gain US Entrance, As Deportations Continue
Peter Brown filed the federal lawsuit on Monday, accusing the Keys agency of violating his constitutional rights.
Brown wasn’t deported after a friend provided the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency with proof of his citizenship.READ MORE: Panel Makes Building Safety Recommendations As More Condo Owners See Their Buildings In Different Light After Surfside
Brown, who resides in the Keys, says he was arrested last April by deputies at the request of ICE agents.
He says he repeatedly told deputies he was a U.S. citizen and offered to produce a birth certificate showing he was born in Philadelphia.
A spokesman for the sheriff’s office didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.MORE NEWS: Miami Dolphins Wide Receiver Will Fuller To Miss Home Opener
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