Latest Racial profiling News

Charge dropped against man arrested after speaking Spanish

Oct. 22, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal prosecutors dismissed a felony charge against a Guatemalan who was arrested after coming to the attention of Border Patrol agents for speaking Spanish in public in a case that raised concerns about racial profiling. The Border Patrol acknowledged in a court document that...

Border Patrol agent accused of 'textbook racial profiling'

Oct. 7, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol's suspicions about a family were aroused because they appeared to be of "Central-American origin" and because they spoke Spanish while shopping at a store in Maine, an advocacy group complained Monday. An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine...

Judge OKs settlement of racial profiling suit in Mississippi

Oct. 3, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge approved a settlement Thursday in a police racial profiling lawsuit that African American residents filed against a majority-white Mississippi county, and a plaintiff said it will return “humanity” to those subjected to harsh treatment. The American Civil...

Officer fired for arresting children had discipline history

Sep. 25, 2019 9:12 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An Orlando police officer who was fired after arresting two 6-year-olds at their schools has a disciplinary history that includes excessive force and a racial profiling allegation. The Orlando Sentinel reports Dennis Turner had retired from the department last year and was working in...

At 87, Joe Arpaio is running for his old job as sheriff

Sep. 23, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. (AP) — In a memorabilia-packed office that could serve as a museum to his career, Joe Arpaio plots how he might, at the age of 87, get back his old job as the sheriff of metro Phoenix. The man who became a national lightning rod for immigration, loved by some and loathed by others,...

Tactics, events that defined Joe Arpaio's career as sheriff

Sep. 23, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Joe Arpaio is running to get back his old job as sheriff of metro Phoenix. His 24 years as sheriff were defined by a series of tough-on-crime tactics and legal problems that cost taxpayers millions of dollars. ___ JAILS Arpaio won points with voters for making jail inmates wear pink...

Mississippi sheriff sets policies amid racial profiling suit

Sep. 19, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A county in south Mississippi has settled a racial profiling lawsuit and its sheriff's department is setting new policies that limit officers' use of race or national origin as a reason to stop and question people, attorneys say. A family with Latino and Native American background...