In court Thursday, NYPD inspector Helen McAleer was called by the plaintiff’s attorneys who are attempting to prove that police engage in racial profiling in the streets when carrying out their Stop, Question and Frisk program on predominantly blacks and Hispanics.
Inspector McAleer, who reports to the Chief of Department, was asked if complaints of racial profiling reach her office.
“Very few,” said the inspector.
She backed up what the just-retired Chief of Department Joseph Esposito testified to during the trial last week.
As WCBS 880′s Irene Cornell reported, Esposito testified that people don’t come up to him in minority communities complaining about being stopped because of race.
He said they may complain about how a stop was done or that a cop was rude, but not about racial profiling.
Esposito said politicians and civil rights or other activist groups are often the ones complaining about racial profiling, Cornell reported.
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