Latest Racial profiling News

Trump-backed Diehl to take on Healey in Mass. governor race

Sep. 07, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Geoff Diehl, a former state representative endorsed by former President Donald Trump, has won the Republican nomination for Massachusetts governor over businessman Chris Doughty, who was considered the more moderate candidate in the race. The victory for Diehl sets up...

Walmart ordered to pay Oregon man $4.4M for racial profiling

Aug. 22, 2022 20:28 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — DDA Multnomah County grand jury has ordered Walmart to pay $4.4 million in damages to a man who sued the store, saying he was racially profiled and harassed by a Walmart employee at a Portland, Oregon, area store in 2020. According to the lawsuit the employee...

Hate crimes alleged in robberies of Sacramento Asian women

Aug. 18, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man and a teenager arrested in connection with robberies that targeted Asian women in Sacramento are now facing hate crime allegations, police said. Sacramento County prosecutors this week added a hate crime enhancement to robbery charges filed against...

UK watchdog probes police stop of sprinter dos Santos

Aug. 16, 2022 06:15 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s police watchdog is investigating after armed officers pulled over Portuguese sprinter Ricardo dos Santos' car in London two years after a traffic stop of the athlete led to accusations of racial profiling. The Metropolitan Police force said officers on a...

Father, son get life for hate crime in Ahmaud Arbery’s death

Aug. 08, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The white father and son who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery in a Georgia neighborhood each received a second life prison sentence Monday — for committing federal hate crimes, months after getting their first for murder — at a hearing that brought a close to more than...

White woman calls police on Black man standing at his home

Aug. 05, 2022 23:08 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A white woman was recorded while calling police to report a Black man who was standing outside his home just south of Seattle in White Center. The woman, who is not identified, is seen talking on the phone with police dispatch after confronting Dayson Barnes, who is...

Police sued over wrongful arrest deny racial profiling claim

Aug. 05, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts police department whose officers are accused of wrongfully arresting a Black man while pursuing a white suspect said Friday that an outside investigation found no evidence of racial profiling. The town manager for Arlington, a Boston suburb, and its...

New interim Phoenix police chief oversaw reform in Baltimore

Jul. 30, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A law enforcement official overseeing police reform in Baltimore has been tapped to lead the Phoenix Police Department, which has been the subject of a wide-ranging civil rights investigation. Michael Sullivan, the deputy commissioner of compliance in Baltimore, will...

Experts: Idaho law, culture complicates hate crime response

Jul. 18, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The number of hate crimes reported to law enforcement agencies dropped slightly in 2021, according to a report from the Idaho State Police, but experts say the state’s laws and culture make some people unlikely to report hate crimes and others unlikely to see justice when...