It is one of the most tremendous honors of my lifetime to take the oath of office today and be appointed as your Mayor. I am looking forward to having conversations with you in the coming weeks, and representing each and every one of you in my new role.
Today is a very special day for me, but instead of sharing it with my friends and family, I chose to have a private ceremony, shared only with my wife and staff. As our community navigates through this pandemic, I want to encourage folks to stay safe this holiday season. Please stay home if you are feeling sick, wear your mask in public, and follow our local guidance. The City is prepared to roll out the vaccine as soon as possible, but throughout that process I ask that you do your part. We will get through this together.
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On September 26, 2007, ten plaintiffs filed suit in response to an arrest of aday laborers at a public park in Danbury, Connecticut. Plaintiffs amended their complaint on November 26, 2007.
The amended complaint states that plaintiffs sought to remedy the continued discriminatory and unauthorized enforcement of federal immigration laws against the Latino residents of the City of Danbury by Danbury's mayor and its police department.
Plaintiffs allege that the arrests violated their Fourth Amendment rights and the Connecticut Constitution because defendants conducted the arrests without valid warrants, in the absence of exigent circumstances, and without probable cause to believe that plaintiffs were engaged in unlawful activity. In addition, plaintiffs allege that defendants improperly stopped, detained, investigated, searched and arrested plaintiffs. Plaintiffs also allege that defendants violated their Fourteenth Amendment rights when they intentionally targeted plaintiffs, and arrested and detained them on the basis of their race, ethnicity and perceived national origin. Plaintiffs raise First Amendment, Due Process and tort claims.
Plaintiffs request declaratory relief, damages and attorneys fees.