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FBI Arrests Police for Racial Profiling

The FBI has arrested three police officers and a sergeant in East Haven, Conn., amid widespread allegations that their department treated racial minorities unfairly. The department has been under investigation after myriad accusations that police harassed Hispanic residents with false arrests and predatory traffic stops. The officers were charged with deprivation of rights, conspiracy against rights, and obstruction. The Justice Department said in a report that the officers had deliberately targeted Latinos for harassment and that there were “serious deficiencies” in the way the East Haven department was run.

January 24, 2012 11:12 AM