Gov. Quinn Pledges Inquiry Into Allegations Of Racial Profiling By Illinois State Police
Just a few days after the ACLU of Illinois alleged the Illinois State Police engage in racial profiling while making traffic stops, Governor Quinn has launched an inquiry according to the Huffington Post Chicago.
The online newspaper first reported on the ACLU’s claims that a disproportionate number of “consent searches” are performed on motorists of color in traffic stops by state troopers. The organization even went on to ask the U.S. Department of Justice to open an investigation of the ISP.
A spokesperson for the Illinois State Police denied the allegations claiming state troopers request consent for search from just 2 out of every 1000 stopped drivers–less than 1%.
Quinn has asked ISP Director Hiram Grau to look into these allegations.
Read the Huffington Post full story, “Illinois State Police Racial Bias: Quinn Calls For Inquiry, ISP Denies Claims.”