DETROIT — A man detained for hours in a cold cell at a Detroit border crossing has lost his lawsuit against a federal agent.
An appeals court ruled in favor of the U.S. border officer on technical grounds and dismissed the case.
Anas Elhady, a U.S. citizen and a Muslim, was detained at the Ambassador Bridge while returning to Michigan from Canada in 2015.
He claims he’s on a watch list and gets harassed when he travels.
Elhady says he had to give up his coat and shoes and sit in a cold cell for four hours.
The appeals court says different liability standards apply at the border.
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