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ACLU sues Baltimore Police over shut down of Harlem Park

Posted at 5:32 PM, Nov 25, 2019
and last updated 2021-06-08 12:47:12-04

HARLEM PARK, Md. — The ACLU is suing Baltimore City and Former Police Commissioner Kevin Davis over the shutdown of the Harlem Park neighborhood following the death of Detective Sean Suiter.

When Suiter died back in 2017, police blocked off the neighborhood. They searched homes and asked for ID's from those trying to leave or get into Harlem Park. The ACLU filed the lawsuit on behalf of four residents.

It claims that the actions of police violated the fourth amendment which protects persons from unreasonable searches and seizures.

"Police cannot violate the community's rights and get away with it. Not for one day, or much less for a week," said Dana Vickers Shelley, Executive Director of the ACLU of Maryland.

WMAR-2 News reached out to Baltimore Police who said they are not commenting on the lawsuit.