RACIAL PROFILING PROHIBITED. A peace officer may
not engage in racial profiling.
-Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 2.131
This begs the question- What is racial profiling?
From the Code of Criminal Procedure-
law enforcement-initiated action based on an individual’s race, ethnicity, or national origin rather than on the individual’s behavior or on information identifying the individual
as having engaged in criminal activity.
Texas racial profiling law also requires each law enforcement agency to keep statistics for each officer. The number of arrests, searches, tickets, and warnings are broken down by the race of the suspect. It is then up to the public to examine this information to discover any possible profiling.
How To Order Racial Profiling Stats For Your County
Very simple process. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and request racial profiling statistics for all officers in your county. The information comes in excel, so you shouldn’t have to pay anything.