Posted by: vote4claxton | October 11, 2006


10/10/2006 11:30 PM

NYPD Captain Under Fire For Racial Profiling

By: NY1 News

A New York Police Department Captain is coming under fire for alleged racial profiling.

Officers from Transit Bureau 30 in Brooklyn said that during roll call last week, Captain Michael Vanchieri instructed them to stop and frisk all black males in certain stops along the F-line in the Park Slope area.

Members of the organization 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care and the National Latino Officers Association say they are outraged and they are calling for Vanchieri to resign.

They also want a federal probe into the matter as well as a full investigation by the NYPD.

“It should be obvious to all those who respect the Constitution, who respect the laws and regulations, that there are some serious violations that occurred as a result of that directive,” said Marq Claxton of 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement.

“It can’t be done,” added Anthony Miranda, of the National Latino Officers Association. “It’s a violation of people’s civil rights. It’s something that as a community the people are already outraged. And what they’re doing is putting police officers in a position of endangerment.”

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly maintains Captain Vanchieri was misunderstood.

“He gave a description of those individuals and asked if anybody sees them, if anyone matched that description, to stop and speak to them,” said Kelly in a statement. “All indications are that there was some sort of misunderstanding as to what his directions were.”


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