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WDVA: Court limits use of statistics, officer testimony (access required)

In a selective law-enforcement case asserting claims of race discrimination, the plaintiffs could use arrest records to show the defendant officer’s intent to discriminate, but not to show a discriminatory effect on similarly situated individuals. In addition, the plaintiffs could offer testimony from other black citizens regarding other allegedly discriminatory conduct by the same officer. Background In ...