You may remember that back in August we reported that police in Aurora, Colorado held a black family at gunpoint, forcing terrified small children to lay face down on the ground handcuffed in a parking lot after they stopped their car in the search for a motorcycle that had been stolen. Video shot by a witness showed Brittney Gilliam’s daughter and nieces screaming for their mother who had also been put in handcuffs.
Now, Gilliam has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city of Aurora and its police officials, NBC News reports: “Gilliam alleges in her lawsuit that officers searched her and the girls at gunpoint without probable cause or evidence of a crime, targeting the family because they were Black.”
CNN’s Chris Cuomo reported on the incident back in August:
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