Miami Suburb Accused Of Abusive Policing, Racial Profiling
By Nathan Hale
Law360, Miami (December 4, 2013, 7:23 PM ET) -- A lawsuit filed Friday in Florida federal court accuses the city of Miami Gardens, its mayor and its police department of repeated civil rights violations for allegedly unconstitutional and abusive practices including stop-and-frisk searches, arrests and prosecutions targeting primarily young, black men.
The complaint focuses on incidents over the past five years in the vicinity of the Quick Stop convenience store on N.W. 207th Street, which is owned by Ali Amin Saleh, one of the 11 plaintiffs. It describes a system of policing policies and practices...