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California Lawmakers Approve Bills to Track Racial Profiling, Police Use of Force

September 10, 2015  | 

California lawmakers on Wednesday approved measures to track the race of motorists stopped by officers and incidents of use of force by police officers.

One proposal would require police officers to collect data on the people they stop, including perceived race and ethnicity.

The bill now goes back to the Assembly, where it originated, for final approval, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The Assembly also passed a bill requiring police departments to submit yearly reports detailing all cases in which officers are involved in uses of force that result in serious injury or death.

Under that measure, it would fall to the state attorney general's office to decide how the reporting would be done and to keep the data. However, the reports could not contain information that would identify the officers. The bill heads to Gov. Jerry Brown.


Comments (5)

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OK @ 9/10/2015 4:06 PM

I can't see anything going wrong w/ this practice. Glad I don't work in California.

Bob peterson @ 9/10/2015 6:55 PM

When over 50 percent of capital crimes are committed by 3 percent of young black males, you need to control the problem and quit worrying about racial profiling. This group needs to have their lives controlled. It's bull crap to think that we americans would allow these black males to ruin our world. Americans, protect yourselves.dont fall prey to people saying you are a racist to see these young black males as a threat, they are a big threat. All lives matter,except thug lives.

Jon Retired LEO @ 9/10/2015 7:50 PM

What a bunch of BS. Who are you kissing up to California, as if we didn't know.

tom @ 9/11/2015 5:28 AM

Good luck ! This study, no matter how the data is gathered, has the potential to be flawed in many ways. First of all, it will depend on who is actually compiling the study, and what their preconceived opinions are of racial profiling. In the end I suspect that it will be just one more hoop for the police officers and their administrations to jump through. Go left coast.

[email protected] @ 9/12/2015 6:43 PM

If your a LEO in Kalifornia I would strongly suggest looking for work somewhere else, as this is just another straw to break Law Enforcements back. No surprise this state is rapidly becoming a third world. Leave while you can. Blues, Stay Safe.

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