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Officers nix release of review into incident at Black merchants’ shop

The results of an outside investigation into an August incident of alleged racial profiling by three Tiburon Peninsula police officers won’t be made public after the officers declined to consent to the report’s release, Tiburon officials say.

Town Attorney Ben Stock confirmed April 28 that the investigation had concluded but the results will remain confidential, as employee-privacy laws prevent the town from sharing the report with the public without the involved officers’ permission.

Meanwhile, David C. Anderson, the attorney for Yema Khalif and Hawi Awash, the Tiburon residents and downtown business owners involved in the incident, said the couple plans file a civil-rights lawsuit in federal court seeking $2 million in damages from Tiburon and Belvedere; Anderson previously said the couple was waiting for the report to be released before initiating a suit.

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