In a first, French court to rule on claims police target minorities for ID checks, pat-downs

  • by: ELAINE GANLEY , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 3, 2013 - 1:15 PM

PARIS — Thirteen people who claim they have been targeted by French police for identity checks, often with humiliating public pat-downs, because they're black or of Arab descent went to court Wednesday to seek reparations and a change in police guidelines.

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