US court security officer prevent ICE detention of J'canTuesday, November 12, 2019
CONNECTICUT, United States (AP) — Immigration agents say a Connecticut court security officer tried to prevent them from entering a courthouse where they planned to detain a Jamaican man.
The Hartford Courant reports that US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents complain a judicial marshal attempted to prevent the detainment of 23-year-old Domar Shearer on October 31.
Agents say they arrived at the courthouse in Derby to detain Shearer for overstaying his visa and charges stemming from a domestic dispute when someone announced their presence, giving Shearer a chance to flee.
He took refuge in the public defender's offices while Judge Patrick Carroll called the federal agency and asked that agents be ordered to leave the courthouse. ICE refused to leave, and a daylong standoff ensued.
Shearer is believed to have travelled to New Haven, Connecticut with activists.
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