Local racial justice groups rallying behind a study that accuses the Buffalo Police Department of unconstitutional and discriminatory practices.
The study, which has been submitted to the State Attorney General’
s office, is a collaboration between the University at Buffalo and Cornell Law Schools, and claims policing in Buffalo under Mayor Byron Brown has disproportionately targeted minorities.
Co-author of the study Anjana Malhotra tells Seven Eyewitness news that the department’s policies are infringing on citizens’ rights “
It took actual techniques that have been held unconstitutional and is implementing them with impunity, top down, in a systematic coordinated program of traffic stops that target predominately only minorities in this city.
In response, Mayor Brown released a statement saying“The city has not seen the claim, but any allegation of discrimination is completely false.”