Commission Seeks Public Testimony On Police Profiling

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities wants to hear public opinion on racial profiling and the police.

The panel has scheduled a hearing at the Legislative Office Building on Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The free, town hall-style event also is being co-sponsored by several groups including the state African-American, Latino and Puerto Rican and Asian Pacific American affairs commissions.

State law prohibits law enforcement agencies from stopping, detaining or searching a motorist if the stop was motivated solely by the driver’s race, color, ethnicity, age, gender or sexual orientation. As of Oct. 1, police must notify all motorists during traffic stops of their right to file a complaint.

 

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Connecticut

WTIC Holiday Stores 2016
Hear WTIC Podcasts

Listen Live