- Racial Profiling Complaints
Internal Affairs Division
In 2001, the Texas Legislature passed a law prohibiting "Racial Profiling." Police Officers may not take any enforcement-initiating action based on an individuals race, ethnicity, or national origin rather than on the individual's behavior or on information identifying the individual as having engaged in criminal activity. "Race or Ethnicity" is defined as a person's particular descent, including Caucasian, African, Hispanic, Asian, or Native American.
Examples of "Racial Profiling" include but are not limited to:
"Racial Profiling" by officers is strictly prohibited by the Dallas Police Department. Officers who violate this policy are subject to the same actions described in "What Happens When A Complaint Is Found To Be True?" complaints alleging "Racial Profiling" are accepted and investigated in the same manner as other complaints.