Obama report seeks LGBT-inclusive law enforcement policies


Washington Blade
By Chris Johnson
March 3, 2015

Amid questions that emerged about racial bias in America’s police forces following events in Ferguson and New York, the White House has issued a report seeking changes for policies guiding law enforcement, including an end to profiling and discrimination against LGBT people.

The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, established in December, made public on Monday its 101-page interim report. Among the major suggested changes are building trust and legitimacy by treating others with respect and improved oversight through data collection, supervision and accountability.

One chief recommendation is the creation of a National Crime & Justice Task Force to review comprehensive criminal justice reform in addition to enforcement of federal immigration laws and regulation of consent searches.

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