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Dutch activists lose ethnic profiling case, vow to appeal

Sep. 22, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court ruled Wednesday that border police can use ethnicity as one of the criteria for selecting people for checks at the border, a legal defeat that rights activists immediately vowed to appeal. The decision came in a case brought...

Black Iowa police chief faces backlash after bringing change

Sep. 17, 2021 07:26 AM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — The first Black police chief in Waterloo, Iowa, is facing intense opposition from some current and former officers as he works with city leaders to reform the department, including the removal of its longtime insignia that resembles a Ku Klux Klan dragon. ...

Federal oversight of Columbus police collaborative — for now

Sep. 14, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The announcement that the federal government will review the Columbus police department and provide technical assistance in areas such as training and recruitment is a far cry from the last time the Justice Department examined the agency and signals the city's...

Louisiana police boss says he's open to federal oversight

Sep. 10, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The head of the Louisiana State Police said Friday he wants to know why 67% of his agency’s uses of force in recent years have been directed at Black people, and would welcome a U.S. Justice Department “pattern and practice” probe into potential racial...

Young Sikhs still struggle with post-Sept. 11 discrimination

Sep. 07, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Sikh entrepreneur Balbir Singh Sodhi was killed at his Arizona gas station four days after the Sept. 11 attacks by a man who declared he was “going to go out and shoot some towel-heads” and mistook him for an Arab Muslim. Young Sikh Americans...

Americans warier of US government surveillance: AP-NORC poll

Sep. 07, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks approaches, Americans increasingly balk at intrusive government surveillance in the name of national security, and only about a third believe that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were worth fighting,...

Chicago officer on desk duty after struggle with Black woman

Aug. 31, 2021 06:43 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A white Chicago police officer has been placed on administrative duty as the city's police oversight agency investigates his struggle with a Black woman who was walking her dog in a lakefront park. Police Superintendent David Brown on Monday directed that...

Chicago agency probes officer's encounter with Black woman

Aug. 30, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s police oversight agency is investigating a white officer's struggle with a Black woman who was walking her dog in a lakefront park, an encounter the woman's attorneys allege became violent and was an “obvious case of racial profiling." The...

Council rejects covering Pierce County sheriff's legal costs

Aug. 19, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Taxpayers will not pay the Pierce County, Washington, sheriff’s legal costs in state and county investigations surrounding his January confrontation with a Black newspaper carrier. The Pierce County Council voted Tuesday to deny Sheriff Ed...

Rights groups take French racial profiling case to top body

Jul. 22, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — After months of government silence, leading rights organizations and grassroots groups on Thursday took France’s first class-action lawsuit targeting the nation’s powerful police machine to the highest administrative authority to fix what they contend is a culture of...