City Council committee reviewing bill aimed at prohibiting racial profiling

The City Council Safety Committee held a hearing Monday to discuss a bill aimed at stopping racial profiling.

Bronx and Manhattan Council Member Philip Reed introduced the legislation. Under the bill, racial or ethnic profiling by the NYPD and other law enforcement agencies would be prohibited.

The NYPD assistant chief told the committee that the department has policies in place and training to make sure that officers do not take part in racial profiling.

At least one more hearing on the matter is expected to be held before the committee submits the bill before the full City Council.

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