(KUSA) The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado says two African-American brothers were racially profiled by Colorado Springs Police during a traffic stop in March. The group is defending the brothers in municipal court for the cracked windshield and interference citations they received after being pulled out of the car, cuffed and released.
A portion of the stop was caught on camera by the passenger, Ryan Brown, 31. The video begins after police already asked his brother, Benjamin Brown, 23, to get out of the car to be handcuffed and searched for weapons. Ryan Brown would eventually be forced out of the car and taken down to the ground.
“That is biased policing. I don’t think anyone can watch that video and say with a straight face that that would have happened to two white men,” said Mark Silverstein, ACLU Colorado’s legal director.
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