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Manatee County Pilots Controversial ICE Agreement as Deportation Fears Increase

Alex M Buono| (Bradenton, Florida)| On Jan. 17, 2018 in Largo, Florida, a press conference was held by Tampa Bay law enforcement agencies to announce a new inter-governmental law enforcement partnership with ICE called a “Basic Ordering Agreement.”“The people that were doing these lawsuits were arguing, ‘Oh no, the state or the local jail doesn’t have jurisdiction to hold them,’” explained Adriana Guzman-Rouselle, an immigration attorney who has served Manatee County since 2005, on the liability

Protest Rally Calls for More Oversight In Wake of Mobley Shooting

On Saturday evening, protesters arrived at the Desoto Mall in Bradenton to host another rally challenging Manatee County Law Enforcement’s account of the Jan. 23 shooting death of 38-year-old Bradenton resident, Corey Mobley. The “Justice 4 Corey Mobley” rally was organized by local activist organization Answer Suncoast, where protesters called for independent oversight of the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office ongoing investigation.

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