For years, Milwaukee police officers have stopped and frisked tens of thousands of Black and Latino people, who are simply going about their daily lives, without any reasonable suspicion of criminal activity. That is against the Constitution, and it amounts to racial and ethnic profiling on a massive scale. The ACLU's lawsuit seeks improved training, supervision, monitoring, and discipline of officers who conduct stops and frisks and their supervisors to ensure that stops and frisks are based on reasonable suspicion—not racial and ethnic profiling. Further, the plaintiffs seek the collection and semiannual release to the public of data on all stops and frisks to permit further analysis for evidence of constitutional violations.
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