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The Atlanta Police Department and the City of Atlanta Have Been Suffering From Stop and Frisks

The Atlanta Police Department and the City of Atlanta Have Been Suffering From Stop and Frisks

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One in eight black people in Georgia has been the victim of a stop and frisk in the past five years, according to a new report by a Georgia-based legal group.

The report, based on a study of more than 100,000 individuals, said that black people in the state are 13% more likely than white people to report that someone has been arrested in the past five years. The report also said that black people in the state are 2% more likely than white people to experience a traffic stop in the past five years.

The report comes on the heels of several lawsuits filed against the Atlanta Police Department and the city in the wake of a police force that has been criticized for its use of stop and frisks. The lawsuit to which we are referring was filed by three comedians who performed in the city.

One, Tony Ndiaye, was stopped by police after running a stop sign on his way home from a comedy club in the Atlanta suburb of Cumming, according to his lawsuit. He said that he and his friends were standing in the middle of the road when a police officer stopped him and called him a “good example of a black man” as the officers exited their vehicle, according to the lawsuit.

The officer then ordered Ndiaye, who is a black man, to walk back to the police cruiser with the other officers, according to the lawsuit, and asked him whether he had been drinking or using drugs. Ndiaye replied, “No, sir. I smoke a pound of weed,” according to his lawsuit.

At that point, according to the lawsuit, the officers told him that he could not continue to be in the roadway because they had stopped him and not because of a traffic violation, but the officers said he and the other comedians had been “disrespecting” the officers and had acted “irresponsibly,” according to the lawsuit.

After being handcuffed by officers and being transported to the police station by the police, Ndiaye said officers forced him to his knees and handcuffed him to the back of a police cruiser, according to his lawsuit, and then

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