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Omaha Steve

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Thu May 25, 2023, 04:33 PM May 2023

DOJ expands anti-profiling rules to cover thousands more who work in justice system

Source: AP

By Lindsay Whitehurst 53 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department issued new guidance Thursday emphasizing that investigations must be free from bias involving race and gender or against people with disabilities. Anti-profiling rules were also expanded to include thousands more people who work in the justice system.

The guidelines obtained by The Associated Press are the first updates in nearly a decade and now cover thousands more people than before, including prosecutors, lawyers, analysts and contractors. They already applied to agents for Justice Department agencies such as the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration and local officers who work with them on task forces.

Released on the third anniversary of the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, the update also requires, for the first time, more extensive data collection measures that are intended to ensure the guidance is being followed.

“We recognize that we have a responsibility to lead by example,” Attorney General Merrick Garland said.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/justice-department-racial-profiling-gender-disabilities-d7a219b9dde500f2b7e8e0a702f46f57

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