One of the main activities of the RPAB is Community Awareness and Outreach. Knowing what Racial Profiling is, what your Constitutional Rights are and what to do when you are stopped is essential.
On May 6th, 2014, Ms. Sheila Officer, Chair and Dr. Walt Chappell, Vice-Chair of the RPAB, gave a public update to the Wichita City Council about the Board. They also provided research findings which document the extent of the profiling taking place in Wichita plus the recommendations given to stop this egregious practice by a few WPD officers.
Just Click HERE or on the link below to watch a short video of this update.
The following YouTube and public information links are also provided to help educate and inform. Each case is different. But, the facts are clear, biased-based policing takes place throughout America--not just Wichita, Kansas. Hopefully, the information and examples contained will help protect you if and when you are profiled by a law enforcement officer.
If you think you are being profiled--cooperate and be polite--Know Your Rights--act and speak respectfully--write down the officers’ names, the date and place--THEN let us know and file a complaint online. Take photos or video of your stop if possible, but do not consent to any search of your vehicle or residence without a warrant signed by a Judge.
Hopefully, these videos will help anyone who watches them become more familiar with racial profiling and why this injustice must stop.