From [HERE] Lawyers have filed a complaint against the Harford County Sheriff's Office, requesting an investigation after an African-American legal aid attorney was detained after a sheriff insisted he was the client in the case and not the attorney.
Earlier this month, Maryland Legal Aid Attorney Rashad James went to Harford County District Court to file for an expungement hearing on behalf of a client who was not there. Both James and the client are African-American.
Attorney Chelsea Crawford says, this is a case of "lawyering while black."
"This is another example or instance of second guessing that attaches to black men. It should have been enough when Mr. James appeared in court on the record. He was the attorney and his client was absent," said Crawford.
Crawford says they want a full investigation, for the situation to be noted in the officers file and an apology from him and the department.
Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler [racist suspect costumed orderly in photo] released a statement saying, "The complaint was promptly assigned to the Harford County Sheriff's office of professional standard for a complete and thorough investigation. We take all complaints seriously."