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Los Angeles Police Department officials announced Tuesday that they investigated more than 300 complaints of racial profiling against officers last year and found that none had merit -- a conclusion that left members of the department's oversight commission incredulous.
"A big, fat zero," said a visibly flummoxed Commissioner John Mack, who is African American and the former president of the Los Angeles Urban League. "In my mind, there is no such thing as a perfect institution . . . I find it baffling that we have these zeros."
His disbelief, echoed by other commissioners, drew a quick response from Police Chief William J. Bratton. Unsolicited, he told the commission he would have his staff conduct a survey of other large, urban police departments, as well as the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, to back up his belief that the findings in the LAPD are similar elsewhere.
Originally posted by DimensionalDetective
THIS however, IS about racial profiling, and the cover-up and dismissal of such claims, by an organization that has proven itself time and again to be one of the worst offenders in the nation for racial targeting and profiling. I can't even count the amount of times these guys have been in the news over the past decade or two for violations in this regard, and here we have it being cast aside and dismissed, right up to the top!