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Activists claim Anniston police are racially profiling

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

A civil rights group is claiming people were racially profiled by Anniston police.

Civil rights activists spoke out on Wednesday, claiming two Anniston officers are racially profiling people in the west side of town. Reverend Freddie Rimpsey, of a group called "The Alabama Voters League," says one couple has been harassed a number of times and a car load of teenagers was pulled over on their way to a ballgame, then lined up and searched. He says there were no arrests in either incident. Rimpsey says complaints to the city manager and police chief have fallen on deaf ears.

"People should be able to go where they want to go, live a comfortable life and be able to do that without being stopped and harassed, and the fear of being beaten and put in jail. And that needs to stop," said Rimpsey.

The city manager and police chief say no one has asked to meet with them over any allegations. They say there would be an investigation if any complaints were filed.

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