NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Nashville officials have agreed to a $490,000 settlement with an immigrant in the United States illegally who was shackled to a hospital bed during labor after being arrested during a traffic stop.
The Tennessean reported that the Metro Council approved the agreement Tuesday to end the five-year long lawsuit brought by Juana Vilegas.
The case turned the national spotlight on Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall's enforcement of a federal deportation law, which is no longer enforced in the county.
Villegas was the subject of deportation proceedings when she started to give birth.
Villegas will receive $100,000 from the settlement, with the remainder going to attorneys' fees.
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