New London seen not complying with profiling law

New London Police Department (file).

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A report to state legislators says New London’s police department does not comply with an updated anti-racial profiling law.

The Day of New London reports that the summary shows how departments are adapting to changes in the law that took effect Oct. 1. It prohibits law enforcement from stopping, detaining or searching a motorist when the stop is motivated by the driver’s race, color, ethnicity or sexual orientation.

The report says New London only recently updated how it collects data on traffic stops to comply with the law and has yet to take advantage of technology to transfer data to the Criminal Justice Information System.

Deputy Police Chief Peter Reichard said the department has been collecting more data than what’s required, but has hit a snag with an outdated computer system.

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