Community Meets to Discuss Racial Profiling
Arresting officers and anyone reporting a crime must include race as part of the description. However officers say they must go much further than skin deep in making arrests.
Wednesday's meeting blamed national events like 9-11 and immigration reform for increased racial profiling nationwide. A New York study discussed at the meeting revealed blacks and latinos are 50% more likely to be stopped and frisked by a police officer.
Police say they're holding talks this week to ensure that they don't use profiling as a police tactic in Missouri.
Police Chief Ken Burton plans to hold more discussions on this topic throughout the week. There are also events scheduled in St. Louis.