C.G.S.A. § 54-1l CONNECTICUT GENERAL STATUTES ANNOTATED TITLE 54. CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CHAPTER 959. COURT JURISDICTION AND POWER PART I. ARREST AND ARRAIGNMENT § 54-1l. Short title: Alvin W. Penn Racial Profiling Prohibition Act
(a) This section and section 54-1m shall be known as the "Alvin W. Penn Racial Profiling Prohibition Act".
(b) For the purposes of this section, "racial profiling" means the detention, interdiction or other disparate treatment of an individual solely on the basis of the racial or ethnic status of such individual.
(c) No member of the Division of State Police within the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, a municipal police department or any other law enforcement agency shall engage in racial profiling. The detention of an individual based on any noncriminal factor or combination of noncriminal factors is inconsistent with this policy.
(d) The race or ethnicity of an individual shall not be the sole factor in determining the existence of probable cause to place in custody or arrest an individual or in constituting a reasonable and articulable suspicion that an offense has been or is being committed so as to justify the detention of an individual or the investigatory stop of a motor vehicle.
Race, Racism and the Law
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