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MNPD Chief Reacts To Report Alleging Racial Profiling

Posted: 4:01 PM, Mar 07, 2017
Updated: 2017-03-07 17:12:33-05

Officials with the Metro Nashville Ppolice Department have responded to a 2016 report released by Gideon's Army accusing the department of racial profiling during traffic stops.

Group Alleges Racial Profiling In Traffic Stops

The report, "Driving While Black," was released in October of 2016, but Police Chief Steve Anderson's response to the report, which was released Tuesday, described it as "morally disingenuous."

The report used statistics gathered from the Metro Nashville Police Traffic Stop Database as well as anecdotes from members of the community.

However, even though it used the term "profiling" dozens of times, Anderson said there was no documented account of any such incident or incidents. 

Gideon's Army also responded to the fatal officer-involved shooting of Jocques Clemmons in February saying he was "murdered" by the officer.

Activist Group: Jocques Clemmons Was 'Murdered' By Metro Police