Comedians sue over drug search program at Atlanta airport – Daily Ardmoreite – Daily Ardmoreite

Comedians Clayton English, center, and Eric André, right, speak with their attorney, Allegra Lawrence-Hardy outside the federal courthouse in Atlanta on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022. André and English filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that they were racially profiled and illegally stopped by Clayton County police at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. They say officers singled them out during separate stops roughly six months apart because they are Black and grilled them about drugs as other passengers watched. (AP PHOTO/KATE BRUMBACK)
ATLANTA (AP) — Comedians Eric André and Clayton English are challenging a police program at the Atlanta airport they say violates the constitutional rights of airline passengers, particularly Black passengers, through racial profiling and coercive searches just as they are about to board their flights.

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