An attorney for a man who was arrested for a traffic stop for wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat is suing the city of Austin for racial discrimination.
In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Texas, attorney Brian A. Brown and Austin’s mayor, Ron Nirenberg, are accusing the city’s Police Chief and police union of “systematically and repeatedly” racially profiling African-Americans.
The suit, which is seeking unspecified damages, seeks unspecified injunctive relief.
Brown is an attorney with the firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, which specializes in racial justice litigation.
Nirenberg and the city said they did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Austin’s police department did not respond to a request for comment on Brownstein’s suit.
Brownstein Hybels is an Austin law firm that has represented individuals in racial profiling lawsuits.
The firm has previously represented a former Houston police officer who was black-listed for wearing the “Make Trump Great Again Hat” to a Trump rally in May.
In April, Brownstein said that in Austin, police officers “actively and aggressively target African Americans” for racial profiling.
In August, the Austin American-Statesman reported that Brownstein filed a lawsuit against the city, citing complaints from a former officer.
Nirensberg said in an email that he would not comment on pending litigation.
The city is “committed to equal opportunity and respect for all residents, including African Americans,” he said.
Nuns, who said she has been in the law firm for more than 30 years, said she is confident the city has done all it can to remedy its discriminatory practices.
She said the city is working with its legal department to find a solution for her clients.
The lawsuit is not Brownstein�s first racial profiling case.
In January, Brown’s attorneys sued the city for discrimination based on a traffic ticket that he received for wearing an “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirt.
The lawsuit alleges that the city violated the civil rights of Brown and his clients.