Racial profiling – Investigation concludesDon Denard, a former City Schools of Decatur Board of Education member, speaks to Decatur City Commissioners during a Jan. 6 meeting. Denard claims he was racially profiled by Decatur police who stopped him while he was walking down his street.
An investigation into alleged racial profiling by Decatur Police has concluded, Decaturish.com has learned.
The person who filed that complaint, Don Denard, told Decaturish on Feb. 10 that police had released the results of the investigation to him. It’s unclear what evidence, if any, police found to support Denard’s claim that officers racially profiled him on Dec. 15. Denard said “I am not satisfied” with the police department’s findings and pledged to respond via “community action.”
Decaturish.com has requested a copy of the complaint and will report on the findings when the police department responds to that request.
Denard claims that he was stopped by police officers while he was walking down the street in his neighborhood, not far from his home on South Candler Street. Denard, 63, has lived in Decatur since 1981, and served on the city’s school board from 1989 to 1997. Denard brought the allegations to the attention of city commissioners during their Jan. 6 meetings. Denard’s story moved City Commissioner Kecia Cunningham to tears.
To learn more about Denard’s allegations, click here here.