Latest Racial profiling News

Activist sues for St. Louis police data on racial profiling

Nov. 14, 2019 5:24 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A self-described advocate for police accountability is suing St. Louis for the release of police stop records that he believes could prove certain officers target black motorists but that he says the police department has refused to supply. Black drivers in Missouri are 91% more likely...

The Latest: Police deny existence of traffic stop records

Nov. 14, 2019 3:40 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit for St. Louis police traffic stops records (all times local): 2:40 p.m. The St. Louis city attorney says police deny the existence of traffic stop records that an activist is seeking. A MacArthur Justice Center lawyer filed a lawsuit against the city in hopes of...

Penzone criticized for leaving meeting in profiling case

Nov. 8, 2019 6:04 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A Nov. 26 court hearing will examine a claim that Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone isn't meaningfully complying with a requirement in a racial profiling case to engage community members in a bid to restore public confidence in the agency. The hearing also is expected to focus on an...

Worker who yelled racist slurs at black customer gets jail

Nov. 8, 2019 8:30 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former Portland restaurant employee was sentenced to 1 ½ years in jail after prosecutors say he yelled racist slurs at an African-American customer, threatened the customer and smashed her iPhone. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 36-year-old Kelly Roberts pleaded guilty to the...

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...

Officer who resigned amid racial bias claims gets new job

Oct. 10, 2019 9:30 AM EDT

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A white Kentucky police officer who resigned amid allegations of racial bias has now been hired as an officer at a department in Indiana. News outlets report Jeffersonville, Indiana, police have hired former Louisville Metro police officer Kevin Crawford, who quit in June after...

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...

Sheriff, ACLU propose plan in Mississippi racial bias case

Sep. 30, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A central Mississippi sheriff's department would adopt an "unbiased policing policy" and set new rules about traffic checkpoints and encounters with pedestrians, under a proposed agreement in a racial profiling lawsuit. Court documents show that attorneys for both the Madison County...

US Immigration officers make arrests in Washington state

Sep. 25, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have arrested multiple people in a Washington state county, a move advocates say was based on racial profiling. The Kitsap Sun reported Tuesday that immigration advocates have criticized ICE activity in Kitsap County for racial profiling...