LAPD Releases Statistics on Racial Profiling

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Charges of racism led to a federal consent decree requiring the LAPD to collect statistics on how members of different groups are treated. The first report has just been released. It shows that LA cops stop blacks, whites and Latinos in rough proportion to their share of the population, but that blacks and Latinos are more likely than whites to be actually searched. Records of pedestrian stops show a similar pattern. Does that prove racial profiling? Mayor Hahn and Chief Bratton say it-s too soon to tell. We get two different views from Charles Rappleye, staff writer for the LA Weekly, and LA City Councilwoman Cindy Miscikowski. We also hear about the Police Commission-s new policy on ordering cops not to respond to burglar alarms.
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California Coastal Commission

LA Times story on LAPD Racial Profiling

LA Times story on LAPD alarm policy

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Federal Consent Decree

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