Qu v. Central Falls Detention Facility Corporation - A court case that The ACLU of Rhode Island is currently involved in.


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Qu v. Central Falls Detention Facility Corporation (2008)

Category: Criminal Justice    Discrimination    Racial/Ethnic Discrimination    Immigration    

On February 9, 2009 the RI ACLU filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the family of Hiu Lui (“Jason”) Ng, a 34-year-old Chinese detainee who died last August while in the custody of immigration officials at the Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls.  Read a brief biography of Hiu Lui Ng.

The lawsuit documented what it called “cruel, inhumane, malicious and sadistic behavior” against Ng, and alleged that more than two dozen defendants, including officials and employees of both the Wyatt facility and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), violated his constitutional rights in myriad ways.

In December of 2012, a federal judge approved a significant financial settlement on behalf of Ng's family.

Cooperating Attorneys: Robert McConnell and Fidelma Fitzpatrick 

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  • Dec 13, 2012 - ACLU Settles Lawsuit on Behalf of Family of Wyatt Center Detainee Who Died in Custody; Suit Alleged
  • Feb 18, 2012 - ACLU Files Court Brief Saying U.S. Bears Some Responsibility in Death of Immigrant Detainee
  • Jan 18, 2012 - ACLU Opposes Government Request to Dismiss ICE Official From Lawsuit Over Death of Detainee
  • Jul 23, 2010 - ACLU Adds Memorial Hospital And Others As Defendants In Case Of Death Wyatt Detainee
  • Jun 15, 2010 - Judge Rejects Request By ICE To Be Dropped From Lawsuit Over Death of Immigrant Detainee
  • Apr 19, 2010 - ACLU Opposes Efforts to Block Public Release of Detention Facility Videotapes in the Jason Ng Case
  • Mar 03, 2010 - ACLU Objects to Request by ICE to be Dropped from Lawsuit Over Death of Immigrant Detainee
  • Feb 26, 2009 - Key Witness in Wyatt Case Will Not be Deported Before Trial
  • Feb 19, 2009 - RI ACLU Criticizes Central Falls’ Proposal to Sell Wyatt Detention Center
  • Feb 09, 2009 - Rhode Island ACLU Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Family of Wyatt Center Detainee Who Died in Custody
  • Dec 01, 2008 - ACLU Charges Wyatt Detention Facility with Misleading Public on Death of Immigrant Detainee
  • Sep 29, 2008 - ACLU Agrees to Represent Family of Chinese Detainee Who Died at Wyatt Detention Facility