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Advocacy groups file civil rights complaint against police


Added 04-30-19 02:22:02pm EST - “Immigrant and civil liberties advocacy groups have filed complaints against Grand Rapids police with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights in cases involving people of Latino descent.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Advocacy groups file civil rights complaint against police”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Immigrant and civil liberties advocacy groups have filed complaints against Grand Rapids police with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights in cases involving people of Latino descent.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center announced the actions on Tuesday. They allege the police department discriminated against a mentally ill war veteran in November and a 15-year-old boy last month.

They allege an officer violated the man’s rights by contacting immigration officials even though he’s a U.S. citizen. They add another officer did the same by drawing a gun on the teen, who jaywalked and pulled away when grabbed.

A city spokeswoman didn’t immediately respond to a email request for comment from The Associated Press.

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