US Expands Racial Profiling Guidelines

(CNN) — New federal law enforcement guidelines for racial profiling are being released Monday by the Department of Justice. Protection from profiling will be expanded, but it won’t apply to screenings at airports, borders, and in intelligence operations. The new guidelines will prohibit profiling based on religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity, … Continue reading »

Community Talks Biased-Based Policing

EUGENE, Ore. — The community came together Thursday night to talk about a biased-based policing pilot that goes into effect in January. In light of the outrage over the shooting and killing of an 18 year-old unarmed black man in Ferguson, Missouri community leaders say it’s only fitting Eugene is having a discussion about biased-based … Continue reading »

Prohibiting Police Profiling

EUGENE, Ore. — Overnight chaos escalated on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. The city continues to be the scene of nightly protests after the death of a teenager, Michael Brown. The unarmed 18-year-old was killed by police during a confrontation Saturday, and the arrests of protestors and several journalists is only fueling the fiery protests. … Continue reading »

Eugene Police Fight Racial Profiling

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police are moving full speed ahead on a policy to collect demographic data during traffic stops. “It has been a concern for us for a long time,” said Pete Kerns, Eugene Police Department chief. Kerns says bias-based policing–the act of detaining people based on their age and appearance–isn’t just wrong from … Continue reading »

EPD Hosts Forum to Discuss Bias Policing

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Commission held a public forum Thursday night to get input on its anti-bias policing policy. The Eugene Police Department drafted the policy in October. It instructs officers not to use race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or any other protected class as a reason to make a traffic stop or detain … Continue reading »

Officials to Discuss Bias-Based Policing

EUGENE, Ore. — Bias-based policing and racial profiling is an issue police departments all over the country face. In the history of the Eugene Police Department, when it comes to bias-based policing or racial profiling, there has never been a policy that guides officers and their interactions with the community. The Eugene Police Commission will … Continue reading »