Milwaukee Council OKs $3.4 Million Settlement Of Police Stop-And-Frisk Lawsuit

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The city of Milwaukee has approved a $3.4 million settlement over its police department's alleged stop-and-frisk practices, more than a year after a lawsuit accused Milwaukee officers of targeting black and Latino people through racial profiling. Milwaukee police made more than 350,000 unlawful stops between 2010 and 2017, according to the American Civil Liberties Union and its Wisconsin chapter. The ACLU sued on behalf of six African-American or Latino plaintiffs who had been stopped – in some cases, multiple times — without reasonable suspicion. The federal class-action lawsuit claimed the plaintiffs were the victims of a "vast and unconstitutional stop-and-frisk program," according to ACLU press releases. Former Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn...

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Milwaukee Council OKs $3.4 Million Settlement Of Police Stop-And-Frisk Lawsuit

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