Boulder probes arrest trends surrounding people of color

April 14, 2015

The Daily Camera reports Boulder will have an outside group examine its policing after criticism prompted by a USA Today investigation which found blacks were being disproportionately arrested in the city.

Local activists support the idea of reviewing the police department, but expressed concerns that one of the groups under consideration for the job is composed of police officials:

"I'm not opposed to an outside organization, and I can see some benefits, but not one that our police chief is a member of," said Darren O'Connor, a member of the leadership team of Boulder Coalition and Alliance on Race, as well as a member of Radically Compassionate Justice Boulder, two organizations whose members have asked City Council to take a new look at certain policies.

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