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Mayor Calls for Audit of LAPD Unit Over Stops of Black Motorists

Mayor Garcetti said the report, which found that Metro officers stop black drivers at a rate more than five times their share of the population, is “something that troubles me and is deeply concerning.”

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Video: Councilman Backs Off Claims of Racial Profiling by Texas PD

The McKinney (TX) Police Department released body camera footage of the arrest of a city councilman following a traffic stop. Before seeing the video, Councilman La'Shadion Shemwell had claimed he was racially profiled. But then he saw the footage.

Councilman Backs Off Claims of Racial Profiling by Texas PD

The McKinney (TX) Police Department released body camera footage of the arrest of a city councilman following a traffic stop. Before seeing the video, Councilman La'Shadion Shemwell had claimed he was racially profiled. But then he saw the footage. More Here.

Portland Police Bureau to Halt, Purge All Gang Designations

Portland, OR, police next month will end their more than 20-year-old practice of designating people as gang members or gang associates in response to strong community concerns about the labels that have disproportionately affected minorities.

Video: Chicago Officers Cleared of Racial Profiling Allegations Made by Congressman

Two Chicago Police officers have been cleared of wrongdoing after U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush claimed he had been racially profiled during a traffic stop last summer, according to a police spokesman.

Chicago Officers Cleared of Racial Profiling Allegations Made by Congressman

Two Chicago Police officers have been cleared of wrongdoing after U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush claimed he had been racially profiled during a traffic stop last summer, according to a police spokesman. More Here.

Entire Session of Los Angeles Police Commission Focuses on Racial Profiling

On Tuesday, the city’s civilian police commission took the unorthodox step of devoting its entire weekly meeting to the topic of biased policing, as department brass spoke to commissioners and a packed crowd of residents inside City Hall about a 143-page report, which looks at how the LAPD and other agencies investigate allegations of biased policing.

All CA Agencies Must Begin Tracking Use-of-Force Injuries

All 800 police departments in California must begin using a new online tool launched Thursday to report and help track every time officers use force that causes serious injuries.

Minneapolis Police to Begin Tracking Race, Gender on Traffic, Other Stops

The Minneapolis Police Department has begun tracking the ethnicities and other demographic characteristics of drivers and pedestrians stopped by its officers to determine whether racial profiling is a common problem in Minnesota's largest city.

Denver Police to Begin Collecting Racial Data at Traffic, Pedestrian Stops

Denver police plan to begin collecting racial data about the people officers stop by the end of the year, after years of saying such an effort would be too difficult and expensive to implement.