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Man Says he was Harassed by Des Moines Police
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A man facing a second trial for a 1996 slaying says Des Moines police have pulled him over at least 14 times since he was released from prison in March.
The Des Moines Register says a motion filed Monday in Polk County District Court for David Flores also asks the judge to suppress a recent "unconstitutional stop." Flores was cited for not having proof of vehicle insurance with him when he was stopped on Feb. 14.
Police spokesman Jason Halifax says there's no organized effort to harass Flores.
Flores was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for killing Phyllis Davis during a rolling gunbattle between rival gangs. He won a new trial based on new evidence.
Flores' new trial has a tentative start date of June 3.