DOJ Report Finds Ferguson Police Racially Biased

WASHINGTON, DC, March 3, 2015 — A new Department of Justice (DOJ) report that will be released shortly on policing in Ferguson reveals racially biased policing. In response, the National LGBTQ Task Force issued the following statement:

“We are grateful for this sobering report from DOJ which will be no surprise to the people in Ferguson and many black people around the nation who have to face the horrific reality of racially biased policing everyday. This timely report is a wake up call for our nation. It appears that what passes as policing in Ferguson — and likely many other jurisdictions around the country — is a combination of profiling of and violence toward black people, which creates an environment where tragedies of the type we have witnessed with the killing of Michael Brown are all too common. It’s time to act — and Congress should lead by immediately passing the End Racial Profiling Act,” said Rev. Darlene Nipper, Deputy Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force.


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