Black Parole Officers Sue Police Department After Being Racially Profiled By White Cops

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Four NYPD parole officers have filed a civil lawsuit against the Ramapo Police Department after claiming they were racially profiled during a recent traffic stop, CNN reports.

The officers were stopped on April 21 while attempting to carry out an arrest warrant and wearing their badges, bulletproof vests, and a placard on their truck?s dashboard.

The force claims they received a 911 call about ?four big people? with ?bulletproof vests on? riding in an unmarked car. According to CNN:

Mario Alexandre and his colleagues ? Sheila Penister, Annette Thomas-Prince and Samuel Washington ? are all black New York State Parole officers. The parole officers have filed a civil lawsuit, alleging that they were racially profiled by the white officers and that their detainment was unnecessarily malicious and reckless.

In addition to being punched by a lieutenant, Alexandre says he showed his badge but was ignored by the…

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