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For many years, Unite Oregon and coalition partners have been advocating to end law enforcement profiling. With the hard work of our members, supporters and partners, we passed End Profiling House Bills 2002 and 4003 so that a statewide Work Group could begin to implement meaningful statewide reforms for all law enforcement agencies.
The stakes are highest for our community members across Oregon who identify as Black and African American, immigrant, refugee, Muslim, LGBTQ or houseless/homeless whose families continue to be traumatized by profiling practices and procedures of Oregon's law enforcement agencies.
In December 2016, a legislative report will be submitted to the legislature on how to implement profiling reforms, so now is the time to learn what actions you can take to ensure strong anti-profiling policies are in place that reflect community priorities and hold law enforcement agencies accountable.
You are invited to a Community Conversation - Friday, September 22nd to learn about and discuss Unite Oregon and coalition partners' priorities for a comprehensive legislative strategy to dismantle patterns and practices of profiling.
Background on End Profiling Legislation
(HB 4003): Extends the Law Enforcement Profiling Work Group to July 2017, and requires the Work Group to prepare a report to the legislature by December 2016. This bill builds on HB 2002, which we passed in the 2015 Oregon Legislative Session and which prohibits profiling by law enforcement based on many identities, allows for the Law Enforcement Coordination Committee (LECC) to collect and review complaints of police profiling, and establishes a work group that will create policies to build transparency and accountability.
(HB 2002): Prohibits the practice of profiling, calling for law enforcement to fulfill their responsibility to the communities they serve. HB 2002 also created the Workgroup on the Prevention of Profiling by Law Enforcement (WPPLE), that Unite Oregon has a seat on, to determine further legislative priorities for implementing policy to end profiling.