Glendale Police Department settles racial profiling case with three Latino students

Three Latino students who sued the Glendale Police Department alleging racial profiling have settled for $2,500, according to court documents released this week.

Negotiations continue with the Glendale Unified School District, which is a co-defendant in the case, according to court records.

Jose Muro, Andres Muro and Francisco Martinez are plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which was filed by the ACLU of Southern California in October 2011, claiming they were detained and searched during lunch at Hoover High School on Sept. 24, 2010.

The students allege they were intimidated and interrogated about any gang affiliations and were ordered to stop hanging out with one another at lunch.

They also claim they were kept for an hour in two separate classrooms and were frisked and questioned about possible ties to gangs by Glendale and Los Angeles police officers, according to their lawsuit.

Negotiations between the ACLU and the Glendale Police Department began in April 2012. Negotiations with the school district began at the same time.

-- Mark Kellam,

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