Sticker leads to ACLU lawsuit

A Franklin woman thought she had gone through a red light or forgotten to use a turn signal when a police officer stopped her on her way to work.

But it was her bumper sticker — not her driving — that led to two officers stopping her at a downtown Indianapolis parking garage. That traffic stop is now the subject of a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, saying Pamela Konchinsky’s rights were violated.

On June 17, two Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers stopped her for about 10 minutes, checked her license and registration and told her to remove a sticker that said “Unmarked Police Car” from her back window, Konchinsky said.

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