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DOJ to study racial bias in law enforcement

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Posted: Apr 28, 2014 11:45 AM
Updated: Apr 28, 2014 11:45 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: justice department, racial bias, police, law enforcement, data collection, study, holder, eric holder, attorney general

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department will collect data on police stops, searches, and arrests to study racial bias in law enforcement.

Attorney General Eric Holder says the information will be collected in five pilot cities over the next two years. It is part of a new initiative called the National Center for Building Community Trust and Justice. Holder says racial differences "breed resentment" toward law enforcement.

The $4.75 million project will be funded through grants and the cities will be named later.

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