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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Thursday, September 28, 2017

"ACLU of Colorado files suit alleging racial profiling"

From Jurist:

The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado(ACLU-CO) [advocacy website] filed a lawsuit [press release] Wednesday alleging unlawful racial profiling.

In the complaint [text, PDF], the ACLU alleges officers from the Aurora police department prevented Omar Hassan, a black Ethiopian man, from dining at a Caribou Coffee [corporate website] in March 2016. The complaint alleges the officers racially profiled Hassan due to the fact he spoke with an accent and wore a hoodie. According to the suit they officers forced him to leave the establishment, without a request from the Caribou staff, after informing him that his "kind" was not welcome there.

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