08.01.13

DC Police Accused of Knocking Over Motorbike Riders

Posted in Police Misconduct at 3:32 pm by kevin

There is a new lawsuit against Washington DC police officers alleging that they are knocking young black males off of their motorbikes.

According to WJLA, “Now, a number of former riders are speaking out about a tactic they allege D.C. police officers are using in order to discourage this type of riding. According to a recently filed $100 million class-action lawsuit against the city, some officers are reportedly chasing down and knocking riders off their bikes with their cruisers …

“Attorney David Shurtz does not condone illegal riding, but said that targeting riders with deadly force for a minor offense is outrageous and indicative of racial profiling.”

The Washington DC police were asked for comment and said they do not comment on pending litigation.


Source

http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/07/motorbike-riders-file-lawsuit-against-dc-police-92144.html