LAS VEGAS—The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada has not been in contact with NFL player Michael Bennett, but we are concerned about statements he made about his treatment at the hands of Las Vegas police officers.
News reports show a short video of Michael Bennett being detained by an LVMPD officer in late August after the Mayweather-McGregor match. This morning he said on social media that officers used excessive force against him.
ACLU of Nevada Executive Director Tod Story said:
“The ACLU of Nevada has spoken with LVMPD about this incident, and we were encouraged to learn the department has launched an internal affairs investigation and will share the results of that investigation with the public.”
“Racial profiling by law enforcement officers has been a systemic problem across the United States. While the details of this incident are investigated, the ACLU of Nevada will continue our work to ensure police transparency and accountability until the criminal justice system is fair for everyone, regardless of a person’s ethnicity or the color of their skin.”