Public Law

Public Law Journal: 2017, Vol. 40, No. 3

California’s Racial Identity and Profiling Act Ushers in Sweeping Changes for Law Enforcement

By John M. Appelbaum*


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In 2015, California passed the Racial Identity and Profiling Act (RIPA—AB 953) to address racial profiling.1 RIPA will require the collation of local police data on an unprecedented scale. Its intended, and unintended, consequences will leave profound impacts on police departments and communities. Preparation and training will be the keys to successfully addressing these impacts.

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