"Racial or other biased-based policing" means the unreasonable use of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender or religion by a law enforcement officer in deciding to initiate an enforcement action. It is NOT racial or other biased-based policing when race, ethnicity, national origin, gender or religion is used in combination with other identifying factors as a part of a specific individual description to initiate an enforcement action.
Complaints of Racial or Other Biased-based Policing
A. Any person who believes they have been subjected to racial or other biased-based policing may file a complaint with the agency and/or the Attorney General's office.
B. Such complaints may be made by delivering a written statement, signed by the complaining party or parties, to the Director of Public Safety, or his designee, or by utilizing the complaint process in effect for all other complaints against the agency by filing such complaint with the Human Relations Board, which is established per City Ordinance 2.64.050.
C. No person who believes they have been subjected to racial or other biased-based policing shall be discouraged, intimidated, or coerced from filing such a complaint.
D. No person will be discriminated against or subjected to retribution because they have filed such a complaint.
Filing a Complaint of Racial or Other Biased-based Policing