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NYCLU and NLG Letter to Buffalo Leaders: Police Treatment of Legal Observers

The Buffalo Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and the Western Regional Office of the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) wrote to Buffalo leadership to express outrage at the unjustified detention of Drew Friedfertig, which occurred on June 17, 2020 in downtown Buffalo while Drew was engaging in the observation of police activities as a Legal Observer with the National Lawyers Guild. 

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The NYCLU and NLG demand that Mayor Brown and the Common Council condemn this unconstitutional police action and gross abuse of police power, and further direct an immediate halt to further harassment by law enforcement of Legal Observers working with the NLG and Protest Monitors working with the NYCLU.

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