Ca. Bill Aimed At Curbing Racial Profiling Signed

Police in California will have to publicly report race and other demographic characteristics of any person stopped by members of law enforcement thanks to a new law intended to curb racial profiling.

The law, created by state Assemblywoman Shirley Weber (Democrat), was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown (Democrat) over the weekend.

AB 953 expands the state’s formerly vague definition of racial profiling. It includes “identity profiling” based on gender, national origin or other characteristics protected against discrimination.

Under the new law, agencies of law enforcement must record the race and ethnicity of any person stopped or detained.

Read the full details of AB 953 here.