Louisville settles lawsuit with couple over traffic stop


Lights and sirens are seen atop a patrol vehicle in this file photo. (Credit: Getty Images)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A couple searched by Louisville police officers after being pulled over while driving home from church has been paid $75,000 by the city.

The payment settles a federal discrimination lawsuit. They were stopped by officers after leaving a Louisville church in 2018. WDRB-TV obtained a copy of the settlement in an open records request.

The couple claimed police improperly pulled them over because they are Black and were driving a nice car “in a designated target neighborhood of LMPD.”

The couple was removed from the car and frisked. The family was eventually released, and no ticket was issued.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Latest News

More News