Profiling in Banks County, Georgia

According to this article, the judge in a Georgia traffic stop case “determined they [two defendants, one an NBA player] were targets of racial profiling, found their traffic stop unjustified and threw out all evidence seized in the case.” The prosecutor said “randomness or coincidence could not explain the overwhelming numbers of minorities being stopped” by the sheriff’s deputy who brought the case. The deputy had been forced to resign from two previous law enforcement positions; the incident lacked any audio or video evidence but dispatch and towing records conflicted with his account.

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One Response to “Profiling in Banks County, Georgia”

  1. Ashley Says:

    Perhaps Pennsylvania is an exception, but our local agencies typically don’t engage in enforcement activity on interstates.

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