Latest Racial profiling News

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...

Minnesota Dem who rose after Castile death is under pressure

Jul. 19, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Black Minnesota state lawmaker who rose to prominence after the fatal shooting of his friend Philando Castile came under increasing pressure to resign Monday, after old domestic abuse allegations surfaced as he was already dealing with fallout over an acrimonious...

ACLU calls on Cranston police to end traffic stop quota

Jul. 19, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — A civil liberties organization on Monday called on a Rhode Island city to halt what it says is an illegal traffic stop quota by its police department. The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island said the Cranston Police Department has for...

St. Paul Police video shows stop of outspoken lawmaker

Jul. 13, 2021 19:09 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An outspoken Black Minnesota lawmaker accused a St. Paul police officer of racially profiling him during a traffic stop in which he was ticketed for driving on a suspended Wisconsin license, body camera video released Tuesday shows. The police video...

Investigation finds no pattern of profiling by trooper

Jul. 13, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — An investigation of more than 1,000 traffic stops found no pattern of racial profiling by a state trooper accused of targeting a Black motorist, the state police chief said Tuesday. “The investigation resulted in no evidence of any pattern of...

'Purely ethnic profiling': New wave of Tigrayans detained

Jul. 13, 2021 05:32 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Witnesses say thousands of Tigrayans are being detained and their businesses closed in cities across Ethiopia in a new wave of ethnic targeting by authorities over the eight-month conflict in the Tigray region. The detentions follow the...

Paris police release rapper Lil Baby, hand him drug fine

Jul. 09, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris police released rapper Lil Baby from custody on Friday after fining him for having cannabis in his car, according to the city prosecutor's office. He was stopped along with NBA star James Harden, who was frisked but not detained. Lil Baby's arrest on...

Minnesota lawmaker stopped by police claims he was profiled

Jul. 09, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An outspoken Minnesota lawmaker who was ticketed for a driver’s license violation is alleging he was racially profiled. The citation said state Rep. John Thompson, a Democrat from St. Paul who is Black, presented a Wisconsin driver’s license...

Iowa governor signs measure heightening protest penalties

Jun. 17, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed into law Thursday a pro-police measure that heightens criminal penalties for certain protest activities, drawing complaints from activists that the changes undermine her promises last year to consider a racial profiling ban and other...

Newspaper carrier confronted by sheriff files $5M tort claim

Jun. 16, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Black newspaper carrier confronted by Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer has filed a legal claim seeking at least $5 million in damages. Attorneys representing Sedrick Altheimer submitted the tort claim against the county on Tuesday, contending...