Lawsuit alleging discriminatory traffic enforcement by the BPD seeks go-ahead from federal court

A 2018 lawsuit alleging discriminatory traffic enforcement practices by the Buffalo Police Department is seeking the go-ahead from the federal court to proceed as a class-action lawsuit.

The lawsuit against the City of Buffalo claims that the BPD “has unlawfully targeted Black and Latino motorists for aggressive, punitive traffic enforcement,” through police checkpoints, ticketing practices and traffic stops – violating the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act in the process.

The claimants are seeking restitution for thousands of Black and Latino drivers stopped by the BPD.

Holly Kirkpatrick May 31, 2024

Read the full article here WBFO NPR

You may also like...

Translate »