LAPD Report Shows Blacks Are Less Likely To Trust Officers
A new LAPD report on biased policing revealed the city has failed to follow up on accusations of unfair profiling by its police officers. The report also found the police department lacks trust amongst minorities in particular reports NPR:
“While the Department has significantly improved over the past decades, there is much work to be done to maintain and improve the level of public trust that is so essential for effective policing, especially with communities that have been subjected to historical discrimination and disadvantage.”
The LAPD report adds that only 3 departments have confirmed used for biased policing investigations:
The report found only three of the departments — in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle — have “confirmed procedures specifically used for biased policing investigations.”
Moreover, only three of the departments studied — San Diego, San Jose and Washington, D.C. — ever disciplined an officer over an allegation of racial profiling during the years for which data is available, which in most cases goes back to 2012.