Evanston Man Claims Bike Ticket Racially Motivated
The Reverend Michael James is threatening to make the bike stop a federal case after he was ticketed by Glencoe police for illegally travelling northbound in the Sheridan Road construction zone June 30, 'Glencoe News' reports.
An Evanston man is claiming racial profiling is the reason he was stopped and ticketed after riding his bicycle through the Sheridan Road construction zone June 30, according to Glencoe News. He also is threatening to make the issue a federal case.
The Reverend Michael James, 52, stated he didn’t know he was breaking the law as he headed northbound and then headed southbound through the construction area, according to the article.
James was stopped by a Glencoe policewoman and received a $25 ticket.
He has scheduled a press conference at Glencoe Police Headquarters to address the incident on Saturday, July 7 at 11 a.m., according to Glencoe News.
Updates on on the water main construction and detour information for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians is available on the Village of Glencoe website.
Winnetka-Glencoe Patch has left messages for Glencoe Police Chief Michael Volling and Deputy Chief Al Kebby and will update this story as more information becomes available.
Correction: 11:41 a.m. The date listed for the citation was previously listed as July 30 when in fact it was June 30. As our commenter Kurt pointed out, that would be amazing reporting to see in the future. Unfortunately we at Patch, have not figured out how to do that yet!
On a serious note, we regret the initial error.