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ACLU Files Lawsuit Over Traffic Stop With 2 Black Men

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against the City of Colorado Springs and two of its police officers over a traffic stop involving two black men.

The ACLU filed the lawsuit on behalf of brothers Ryan and Benjamin Brown, claiming that they were targeted by police because they are young African-American men.

(credit: ACLU)

(credit: ACLU)

A video taken by Ryan Brown drew attention to the March 2015 stop. It shows Benjamin Brown being patted down and ends with an officer pulling Ryan Brown out with another’s help.

A police investigation cleared the officers of wrongdoing. Benjamin Brown pleaded guilty to a minor traffic charge but an obstruction charge against his brother was dropped.

The original police report states the officers had seen the vehicle earlier in what they called a “high crime area.”


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