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Human Rights Groups to Hold Press Conference on ‘Stop-and-Frisk’ in Detroit

CAIR-MI-logo(DETROIT, MI, 9/4/13) – Detroit human rights organizations including ACLU of Michigan, Alliance for Immigrants Rights (AIR), Arab-American Civil Rights League (ACRL), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI), Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality and the National Action Network – Detroit (NAN Detroit) tomorrow will hold a joint press conference at the ACLU of Michigan office to question stop and frisk activities which are currently ongoing or will be initiated by the Detroit Police Department.

The above coalition shares concerns about current and future Detroit Police Department search and seizure practices in the wake of a recent federal court ruling, which found New York Police Department's Stop-and-Frisk policy to be unconstitutional. Two think tanks who helped implement Stop-and-Frisk in New York are currently assisting and training the Detroit Police Department.

SEE: Transparency needed in Detroit stop-and-frisk (Detroit News)

WHAT: Coalition press conference regarding Detroit stop-and-frisk
WHEN: Thursday, September 5 at 1 p.m.
WHERE: ACLU of Michigan Office, 2966 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI

CONTACT: Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality Spokesman Ron Scott, 313-399-7345, ronrsvp@aol.com; CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid, 248-842-1418, dwalid@cair.com

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