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ACLU 'Disappointed' with LAPD's Response to Racial Profiling Study
Last Fall, the ACLU released a study based on post-stop actions of its officers on 810,000 field data reports completed by LAPD officers nearly every time they stopped a vehicle or pedestrian between July 1, 2003 and June 30, 2004. They concluded that black and Hispanic residents are stopped, frisked, searched and arrested by LAPD officers far more frequently than white residents.
Today, some recommendations were rejected by the LAPD, including requiring officers to take a latent racial bias test, according the ACLU who said the department also claimed there was no measurable racial bias among its officers.
“When 1,200 claims of racial profiling are made by the Los Angeles community and not one is sustained by the LAPD, it raises grave concerns that our experience is not being taken into consideration by those charged with serving and protecting us," quipped Jorge-Mario Cabrera, director of education for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, in a statement.
The LAPD has yet to release their response to the public at large.