Federal Racial Profiling Ban Expands, Won't Cover Local PDs
The Department of Justice is releasing new guidelines on racial profiling, but some are upset they don't broadly apply to local law enforcement.By Sebastian Martinez | December 8, 2014
The Department of Justice's new rules on racial profiling, reportedly five years in the making, seem timely, given all the protests against police violence.
But the rules don't broadly apply to local law enforcement, the actions of which have been at the center of much of the unrest, with the deaths of men like Eric Garner and Michael Brown sparking the demonstrations. (Video via New York Police Department)
The rules, which previously banned profiling on the basis of race, now also ban federal authorities from profiling by religion, national origin, sexual orientation and gender identification, although this doesn't apply at the border or at airports. (Video via ABC)