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Racial profiling task force meets

October 25, 2000
By: Ben Davis
State Capital Bureau

The wrong place, the wrong time, this according to new Missouri law should no longer be the reason for flashing high beams in your rearview mirror. Ben Davis has the story from Jefferson City.

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The first in a series of meetings on racial profiling was held in Jefferson City.

The task force was appointed by and will to report to Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon.

The group consists of private citizens, clergy, law enforcement officials to name a few and is overseen by Nixon.

The director the of Missouri Deputy Sheriffs Association Marco Tapia says the main purpose of the meeting was to let to let committee members share their feelings on the subject.

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Contents: The meeting let law enforcement and private citizens air out some feeling of racial profiling in the state.

With the help of fellow committee members, Tapia hopes Missouri will quickly make racial profiling a thing of the past.

Reporting from Jefferson City, Ben Davis


The next time that you see sirens in your rearview mirror, Missouri wants to assure that the reason will not be race. Ben Davis has the story from Jefferson City.

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The first meetings of a task force on racial profiling took place in Jefferson City.

The Director of Missouri Deputy Sherriffs Association Marco Tapia is a committe member looking forward to sharing his opinion on the issue.

Tapia says there are problems the legeslature has not accounted for that the task force will address.

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The next meeting is scheduled for December, when the committee hopes to establish a policy that all departments could adopt.

Reporting from Jefferson City, I'm Ben Davis.