aclu_web.jpgANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) _ The Maryland American Civil Liberties Union, Maryland NAACP branches and several media groups are urging the state's highest court to uphold a ruling requiring police to turn over documents relating to racial profiling allegations.


In February the state's intermediate court ordered the Maryland State Police department to turn over about 10,000 documents relating to the long-running legal battle known as the "Driving While Black'' case.

New briefs filed Friday urge the state's supreme court to uphold the lower court's ruling.

The NAACP wants to inspect the documents to determine whether state police are properly investigating allegations of racial profiling by troopers. State police argue the documents are confidential personnel records.