320 Racial Complaints to LAPD; 100% are Cleared
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For the sixth year in a row, complaints of racial profiling towards LAPD officers have all been dismissed, according to the LA Times who reviewed documents from the police department's Internal Affairs Group. In 2007, all 320 cases that allege that officers stopped, questioned or confronted someone because of race, were closed, 80% of them as "unfounded."
And for reactions? As told to the Times:
"In my mind, there is no such thing as a perfect institution . . . I find it baffling that we have these zeros." ~ Commissioner John Mack, who is African American and the former president of the Los Angeles Urban League.