Press Releases

  • 06.01.99

    Ohio “Driving While Black” Researcher Authors National Study for ACLU

    A national report on “driving while black” written by a University of Toledo law professor, who did the first statewide research into racial profiling in Ohio, finds patterns of racial bias in traffic stops all over the country, and recommends steps to address the problem comprehensively. “This is a national problem for law enforcement agencies Read more…

    Police Practices
  • 04.12.99

    ACLU of Ohio Opposes Primary Seat Belt Legislation

    Today, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Ohio officially announced its opposition to recently proposed legislation that would allow police to stop and ticket motorists for not wearing a seat belt. The basis for the ACLU’s opposition is that such a law would give law enforcement one more reason to unfairly target and selectively Read more…