racial profiling http://wmuk.org en Kalamazoo Police Chief Describes Department's Work on Racial Bias http://wmuk.org/post/kalamazoo-police-chief-describes-departments-work-racial-bias <p></p><p>The head of Kalamazoo Public Safety says the department is taking multiple steps to address racial bias in its policing. That’s in response to a study from last year, which showed that on average, Kalamazoo police were stopping African-American drivers twice as often as other motorists.</p><p>Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley reported to the city commission last night. He says the department’s efforts include training officers to recognize unconscious prejudices. It’s also led to a department-wide reevaluation of which traffic stops call for a search.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 01:16:39 +0000 Sehvilla Mann 12851 at http://wmuk.org Kalamazoo Police Chief Describes Department's Work on Racial Bias