ACLU: Feds Need To Investigate Taylor Police For Use Of ForceThe American Civil Liberties Union asked the federal government on Oct. 7 to investigate the use of force by a suburban Detroit police department, especially incidents involving Black people.
ACLU Sues Michigan State Police, Claims Racial Profiling, Black Drivers Pulled Over MoreMichigan State Police is facing a new lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union which is claiming troopers pull over Black drivers at a disproportionate rate.
Michigan State Police To Change How Troopers Record Race During Traffic StopsThe change was enacted following a complaint from the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan.
Michigan Updates Policy For Changing Gender On Driver's License, IDMichigan has changed its policy on requiring an amended birth certificate to change an individual's gender on a state driver's license or identification.
Dispute Ends Over Detroit-Area Judge's Pay-Or-Stay SentencesA judge accused of sending poor people to jail if they couldn't immediately pay fines has agreed to end so-called pay-or-stay sentences after a challenge from the American Civil Liberties Union.
New Lawsuit Seeks Prompt Replacement Of Flint's Lead Pipes: 'We Can't Live Off Bottled Water'A lawsuit filed Wednesday morning seeks an order forcing city and state officials to remedy alleged violations of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.
ACLU Sues Michigan Over Transgender Driver's LicensesThe state is being sued over its refusal to change gender identities on driver's licenses without a new birth certificate.
Ferndale Police Deny ACLU Racial Profiling ClaimThe ACLU says records indicate that black drivers are far more likely to be ticketed in Ferndale than white drivers.
Men Who Fought Panhandling Law Each Get $6,500Two men who successfully fought the state's panhandling law after being arrested in Grand Rapids in 2011 will each get $6,500 as part of a $48,000 settlement with the city.
ACLU Alleges Racial Profiling By Saginaw Police In Fatal Shooting Of Homeless ManMilton Hall, an African-American homeless man, was shot 11 times and killed in a parking lot after refusing to drop a knife.
Court: Mich. Panhandling Law Violates Free SpeechThe appellate opinion says the law "would chill a substantial amount of First Amendment-protected activity."
ACLU: Detroit Police Dumping Homeless Outside CityThe ACLU is accusing Detroit police of removing homeless people from Greektown and dropping them off miles away.
Woman Spends Christmas In Michigan Jail For Swearing It was a "muttering" of some choice words that landed 49-year old LaRue Ford in jail.
ACLU Sues County Jail Over Treatment Of InmatesThe American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan claims the Isabella County jail isn't treating women inmates fairly and doesn't allow all inmates enough time outside their cells.
Judge Rules Panhandling Law Violates ConstitutionA state law banning panhandling in public places violates First Amendment protections for free speech and the 14th Amendment's equal protection clause, a federal judge in Michigan has ruled.