Providence adopts community-police relations act

This article reports passage by the Providence, Rhode Island city council of a police accountability and oversight act by a 13-1 vote. The legislation, described as “one of the most progressive policing bills in the United States,” includes a racial profiling ban, requires more documentation of vehicle and pedestrian stops, codifies policies for including people in the database of gang members, and specifies protections for juveniles, immigrants, and transgender individuals.

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