ATLANTA (AP) — A Democratic state lawmaker is again pushing legislation aimed at outlawing racial profiling.
State Rep. Tyrone Brooks of Atlanta introduced the bill Monday.
It would require state and local police departments to begin an annual training program on racial profiling that instructs officers not to use race or ethnicity as a pretext to stop a vehicle. Police officers would also be required to keep data on traffic stops, such as the race and gender of drivers they pull over.
The bill is co-sponsored by House Democrats who are in the minority in the chamber.
An earlier version of Brooks' bill failed to pass the last two years.