Police behavior subject of expected NC bill

By GARY D. ROBERTSON
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Lawmakers and social justice activists say it’s time the General Assembly discusses how to improve relations between police and citizens, particularly young black men.

One House member says he hopes his legislation will pass but also gets people talking.

Rep. Rodney Moore of Charlotte held a news conference Monday about a bill he plans to file when the legislature reconvenes next month that would prohibit “discriminatory profiling” of citizens by law enforcement officers.

The measure also would permit cities and counties to create citizen review boards to study and act on alleged officer misconduct. The boards would have subpoena power and could discipline officers.

Moore says he began assembling legislation before grand juries recently refused to indict officers in fatal incidents in Ferguson, Missouri and New York.

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