Immigrant suit against Coconino sheriff's office dismissed

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - An immigrant who filed a class action lawsuit against the Coconino County Sheriff's Office after his arrest last year has had the suit dismissed.

Guillermo Tenorio-Serrano was arrested by the Arizona Department of Public Safety in December 2017 for extreme DUI and taken to the county jail.

Tenorio-Serrano and the American Civil Liberties Union sought a preliminary injunction ordering his immediate release.

They alleged the sheriff department's policy of holding pretrial detainees after they have satisfied conditions for release on state charges was unlawful and unconstitutional.

A federal judge ruled against Tenorio-Serrano and the ACLU in July, saying it likely wouldn't succeed on its merits.

The judge dismissed the lawsuit Monday at the plaintiff's request.