Gaylord, Sibley County settle racial profiling lawsuit 05 Mar 15

Officials in the city of Gaylord have agreed to pay thousands of dollars to a Mexican immigrant to settle a lawsuit that alleged racial profiling. Minnesota Public Radio reports that Gaylord and Sibley County agreed to pay $20,000 to Jesus Manuela Mendoza Sierra. She alleged that officers unlawfully detained her and searched her home without a warrant in 2012. Gaylord officials have disputed allegations that police targeted minorities for traffic and other stops in a town where Latinos account for a quarter of the population. In the settlement, city and county officials also agreed to recruit people with Spanish skills as well as racial and ethnic

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minorities.