Louisville settles lawsuit with couple over traffic stop

Kentucky

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.

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