ABSTRACT

Racial Profiling: Constitutional and Statutory Considerations for Congress [July 24, 2020]   [open pdf - 637KB]

From the Document: "Protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody have prompted renewed interest in police reform efforts. One particular area of focus has been the issue of racial profiling by state and local police officials, with some commentators arguing that police departments may disproportionately target people of color for traffic stops, questioning, or search procedures without individualized grounds for suspecting criminal activity. This Sidebar addresses federal law's constraints on racial profiling, describes existing enforcement actions, and highlights selected proposals for congressional action."

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CRS Legal Sidebar, LSB10524
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2020-07-24
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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