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Racial profiling – Discussion planned


Racial profiling – Discussion planned

Photo by Dan Whisenhunt


A group of Decatur residents is inviting the public to a meeting this Sunday to share their stories of being racially profiled by police officers.

The meeting will be held Sunday, March 30, at 4:30 pm at Oakhurst Presbyterian Church, 118 2nd Ave.

The meeting is hosted by Sarah Miller Nathaniel, and the meeting already has 20 attendees, according to the announcement on the group’s Facebook page. One of those attendees is Don Denard, a former school board member who recently made allegations that Decatur Police officers profiled him while he was walking down the street in his neighborhood.

Police officers conducted an internal investigation into the incident and determined that their officers acted appropriately. Denard spoke to commissioners in February, saying he disagreed with the report’s conclusions. He promised further action. At that meeting, other residents told City Commissioners that they had also had experiences with racial profiling by Decatur Police officers.