BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Civil liberties advocates are suing two Connecticut police officers, saying they violated the rights of a black man who was taking his two sons to get ice cream after a youth baseball game.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut says the Bridgeport police officers stopped Woodrow Vereen for driving through a yellow light. It says they ordered him out of the car, frisked him and searched his car without evidence of wrongdoing while the frightened boys were in the back seat.

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The ACLU announced Tuesday that it is suing the officers, Keith Ruffin and Carlos Vasquez. The lawsuit seeks undisclosed damages for the May 2015 traffic stop.

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The two officers and the police chief didn’t immediately return messages seeking comment. A city spokesman says officials are reviewing the lawsuit and had no immediate comment.

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