Keanu Reeves inside NY jails

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - September 15, 2009

The star of "The Matrix" film trilogy spent last weekend scouting locations for a new film. His visit included tours of two jail facilities that are the target of a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit accusing the Erie County Sheriff's Department of civil rights violations.

County officials have barred federal investigators from the jails, but Reeves was given tours of the facilities on Sunday.

Afterward county officials said Reeves shouldn't have been allowed inside the jails.

Reeves was checking out possible film locations for "Henry's Crime," which casts him as toll booth worker wrongly accused of robbing a Buffalo bank.

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