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ACLU Urges Detroit To End Illegal Practice of Dumping Homeless People Outside City Limits, Files DOJ Complaint

ACLU Urges Detroit To End Illegal Practice of Dumping Homeless People Outside City Limits, Files DOJ Complaint

2013-04-18 00:00:00

The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan sent a letter to the Detroit Police Department and filed a complaint with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) today demanding an end to the Detroit police’s illegal and abusive tactics toward homeless individuals in the city.

A yearlong ACLU investigation uncovered the disturbing practice of officers approaching individuals who appear to be homeless in the Greektown area, forcing them into police vans, and deserting them miles away.

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April 18, 2013 Homelessness
The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan sent a letter to the Detroit Police Department and filed a complaint with the United States Department of...
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