Racial Profiling by Illinois Police

Jackie Northam of Chicago Public Radio reports on the findings of an investigation into allegations of racial profiling, in the Highland Park, Illinois Police Department. Highland Park is an affluent suburb of Chicago with a minority population of about one percent. The investigation concluded that police commanders didn't officially condone racial profiling, but neither did they take meaningful action to stop the practice. Black and Hispanic residents of Highland Park say that police stop a disproportionate number of minority motorists for minor traffic violations.



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