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ACLU of Michigan Urges Taylor Police to Change Policy and Training After Violent Arrest of Calvin Jones

ACLU of Michigan Urges Taylor Police to Change Policy and Training After Violent Arrest of Calvin Jones

2017-05-25 00:00:00

The ACLU of Michigan sent a letter to the Taylor Police Department, urging re-training and policy changes for its officers in the wake of a traffic stop last year in which an African-American motorist was snatched from his car, put in a chokehold until he claims he blacked out and then, once arrested, stripped to his underwear and left in a cold cell for hours. The letter also calls for discipline for officers involved in the incident, in which 26-year-old motorist Calvin Jones was violently arrested. His wife and underage brother-in-law were also taken into police custody.

Fancher: Law Enforcement Must Move Past Conversations To Action

Fancher: Law Enforcement Must Move Past Conversations To Action

2016-10-27 00:00:00

As the black body count continues to mount, there are incessant calls for a “conversation” about how to improve police/community relations. As a consequence, well-meaning representatives of the community and law-enforcement executives are convening in meeting rooms around the country.

ACLU of Michigan Asks Michigan State Police to End Traffic-Stop Requirements for Troopers

ACLU of Michigan Asks Michigan State Police to End Traffic-Stop Requirements for Troopers

2016-08-24 00:00:00

DETROIT—Concerned about the increased potential for violent confrontations and racial profiling, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan in a letter today urged the Michigan State Police to eliminate a policy requiring troopers to make a designated number of traffic stops to meet performance standards.

Racially Disproportionate Traffic Stops in Ferndale

Racially Disproportionate Traffic Stops in Ferndale

2015-02-24 00:00:00

After receiving multiple complaints from African American motorists who felt that they had been the targets of racial profiling by police officers conducting traffic stops in Ferndale, the ACLU of Michigan requested traffic stop data from the Ferndale Police Department pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act.

Citing Alarming Statistics, ACLU of Michigan Asks Ferndale to Investigate Possible Racial Profiling of Black Motorists by Police

Citing Alarming Statistics, ACLU of Michigan Asks Ferndale to Investigate Possible Racial Profiling of Black Motorists by Police

2014-09-30 00:00:00

DETROIT -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan in a letter today urged the Ferndale Police Department to hire an independent firm to investigate why black motorists are being issued traffic citations at a rate grossly disproportionate to their presence in the local population. After receiving multiple complaints from the public regarding possible racial profiling in Ferndale, the ACLU of Michigan obtained public records from the Ferndale Police Department that indicate that black drivers are far more likely to be ticketed in Ferndale than white drivers.

After receiving multiple complaints from African American motorists who felt that they had been the targets of racial profiling by police officers conducting...
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DETROIT—Concerned about the increased potential for violent confrontations and racial profiling, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan in a letter...
DETROIT -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan in a letter today urged the Ferndale Police Department to hire an independent firm to investigate why...
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