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.