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Black Attorney Detained By Sheriff Who Didn't Believe He Was A Lawyer

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Black Attorney Detained By Sheriff Who Didn’t Believe He Was A Lawyer

Robert Valencia
Apr 3, 2019 - 5:00
Black Attorney Detained By Sheriff Who Didn’t Believe He Was A Lawyer

A Black Maryland attorney was detained after allegedly being profiled while at Hartford County District Court representing a client. A complaint was filed with the state’s sheriff’s office. Rashad James works for the nonprofit law firm Maryland Legal Aid and is a member of the Maryland Bar. He was at the district court for a March 6 expungement hearing for which his client was not present. A sheriff stopped James, believing that he was a suspect masquerading as a lawyer. According to the New York Times, James gave his driver’s...

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3 Replies to “Black Attorney Detained By Sheriff Who Didn’t Believe He Was A Lawyer”

  1. God have mercy! We’ve always been treated as “property” or “garbage” because of the color of our skin. Now we’re being DETAINED for allegedly “dressing up to look the role of an esteemed profession?”

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