Wednesday, July 8, 2015

California Bill to Reduce Racial Profiling by Police Officers

In Sacramento, Assembly Bill 953, concerning racial profiling in law enforcement, passed in the Senate Committee on Public Safety. Authored by Assemblymember Shirley Weber, it is intended to curb racial profiling in California. The bill calls for officers to file a report for every stop made, detailing the racial identity of every suspect. This information will be gathered to institute change within law enforcement practices.