On behalf of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, grassroots think tank that advances the public policy interests of Black people in Baltimore, Erricka Bridgeford, co-founder of the Baltimore Ceasefire 365 project, and Kevin James, a community organizer and hip-hop musician, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and ACLU of Maryland filed a lawsuit against the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) to challenge the constitutionality of deploying a wide-area aerial surveillance program that will put virtually all Baltimore residents under constant, aerial surveillance.

In the lawsuit, the ACLU argues this surveillance system presents a threat to our individual right to privacy and free association under the First and Fourth Amendments, respectively.

Attorney(s)

Ashley Gorski, Brett Max Kaufman, Alexia Ramirez, Nathan Freed Wessler, Ben Wizner, of American Civil Liberties Union Foundation; David R. Rocah, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Maryland

Date filed

April 9, 2020

Court

United States District Court - District of Maryland

Status

Filed

Case number

1:20-cv-00929-RDB