Native American teens pulled from college tour want changes

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An attorney for two Native American brothers pulled from a Colorado State University tour is asking the school for policy changes.

A letter sent Wednesday from an American Civil Liberties Union attorney says campus officers violated the teens’ constitutional rights when they questioned and patted them down without any suspicion of a crime.

It calls for the university to revisit its campus police policies and training to avoid a situation similar to the April 30 encounter.

Video shows two officers stopping Thomas Kanewakeron Gray and Lloyd Skanahwati Gray and checking their pockets.

Police said a mother on the tour had called 911, saying she was worried because the Grays were “real quiet.”

The incident was met with national outrage, as one of numerous examples of racial profiling to make headlines this year.

A university spokesman didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment.

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