By: Topher Sanders and Benjamin Conarck 

Source: ProPublica and Florida Times-Union 

Representatives from the NAACP Legal Defense Fund arrived in Jacksonville earlier this week to conduct interviews concerning the sheriff’s office’s enforcement of pedestrian tickets.

Raymond Audain, senior counsel with the defense fund, said the trip does not mean the organization has committed to mounting a legal challenge.

“We’re interested because we found your report compelling,” Audain told Times-Union and ProPublica reporters Friday. “We’re concerned about the disparities you reported and we feel we should look more closely.”

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund is a separate entity from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

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