Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EST
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Lawyers for a Latino American war veteran who was wrongfully detained by immigration agents in Michigan have filed a $1 million claim against the U.S. government for his three days in custody. Jilmar Ramos-Gomez is a Michigan-born U.S. citizen. Yet he was taken into custody after his release a year ago from a Kent County, Michigan, jail for an alleged crime. The American Civil Liberties Union says Ramos-Gomez’ “shocking mistreatment” only exacerbated his post-traumatic stress disorder.
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area Catholic priest was sentenced to 45 days in jail for assaulting a suicidal younger man who wanted counseling, while a priest in western Michigan pleaded guilty to binding a young boy with bubble warp and tape. The Rev. Patrick Casey was accused of engaging in sex acts with the man, who was struggling with homosexuality and his faith. The man said he “needed a shepherd” but that the priest didn’t help him in 2013.
MASON, Mich. (AP) — A former mid-Michigan fifth-grade teacher has been sentenced to seven to 15 years in prison after being convicted of molesting male students that he taught. Patrick Daley learned his punishment Wednesday after a jury last month found him guilty of 18 counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct. Daley taught at Washington Woods Middle School in Holt for five years.
DETROIT (AP) — A jury acquitted a Pittsburgh-area elected official of disturbing the peace but couldn’t reach a verdict on a felony charge of obstructing police during a Detroit hotel incident last March. Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner was accused of interfering with police as officers tried to remove her husband, Khari Mosley, from the Westin Book Cadillac hotel. They were in Detroit to attend a concert. The jury announced the verdict Wednesday.