ACLU of Michigan Launches Immigrant Police Misconduct Hotline

Monica Andrade-Fannon (’17), Staff Attorney, and Ramis Wadood (’21), current Fellow, both with the ACLU of Michigan, coauthored an article for the organization’s website announcing their new hotline for reporting police violence, discrimination or surveillance on the basis of immigration status (“New ACLU of Michigan Immigrant Police Misconduct Hotline Ready for Calls from Immigrants Targeted by Law Enforcement,” May 23), which officially launches a major initiative of Ramis’s Fellowship. “Immigrants of color, many of them longtime residents of the state, were targeted for all sorts of illegitimate reasons. . . . By aggregating information collected we can identify patterns of abuse within particular police departments or law enforcement agencies, with a broader goal of changing law enforcement practices throughout the state. . . . [T]his project takes an important step toward restoring safety and trust among immigrant communities in Michigan.”