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Consultant Issues Report on Fayetteville Police Department's Treatment of Blacks PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 13 March 2012 09:17

FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Consultants who reviewed the Fayetteville Police Department say blacks are disproportionately subjected to traffic stops and warrantless searches, but the analysts cannot say officers are guilty of racial profiling.

The Fayetteville Observer reported (http://bit.ly/webONF) that the city council voted Monday to accept the report from the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. The report recommends changes, including the creation of a complaint review panel.
In January, the council imposed a moratorium on police consent searches. A judge halted the moratorium, and the council last week voted to rescind it.
Police statistics show blacks are three times as likely to be stopped and searched as whites. The issue has polarized parts of the community for more than a year and contributed to the city manager's decision to retire.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 March 2012 11:33
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