Police accused of profiling in Fein incident

The agent for a Baltimore Ravens rookie linebacker said his client was targeted by police at the Inner Harbor because he is black, a claim that has sparked debate over racial profiling as police step up enforcement there in the wake of a recent shooting.
Tony Fein was charged Sunday in the assault of a white police officer who received a tip from Harborplace security that a group of men were passing around a large silver object suspected of being a firearm. The device turned out to be a mobile phone. Fein, a 27-year-old veteran of the Iraq War, was twice asked to stand up and refused, shoving the officer in the chest, police said.

baltimoresun.com
8/25/9