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D.C. Metro Chief Apologizes For 'Large Lips' Memo

April 16, 2010  | 

D.C. Metro's acting police chief, Jeri Lee, issued a written apology to his officers for a training memo that sparked critiques of racial profiling, the Washington Examiner reports.

According to the report, the training memo, called "Primer for Interviewing Robbery Victims and Witnesses," listed several sets of questions for officers to ask, including: "Did you notice anything unusual about the suspect? (i.e. large lips)." It was the only physical descriptor listed.

Lee's apology letter said the memo was at the least insensitive.

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