PA Officers Regularly and Illegally Search Underwear of Young Black Men

In May 2017 a Pennsylvania newspaper highlighted what defense attorneys argue is a widespread practice of Philadelphia police of searching the underwear of young black men. The practice is illegal under state law and against the policy of the police department. Such a systemic violation of privacy is a reflection of the department’s use of humiliating tactics to show superiority over the black men they stop and search.

Source

TAGS