New lawsuit alleges racial discrimination by city, police through traffic checkpoints

June 28, 2018
Buffalo News

The Buffalo Police Department discriminated against people of color through traffic enforcement practices, including checkpoints that targeted neighborhoods where the majority of residents are black or Latino, according to allegations contained in a federal civil rights lawsuit filed Thursday.

The lawsuit against the City of Buffalo was filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights, the National Center for Law and Economic Justice and the Western New York Law Center. The plaintiffs are the local organization Black Love Resists in the Rust along with four individuals who say they have been harmed by the police department's actions. ...

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June 28, 2018