COLUMBIA - Ride alongs, positive connections and a look into the Columbia Police Department’s investigative process were the focus of Wednesday’s Citizens Police Review Board meeting.The board questioned Sergeant Brian Tate about the categories police misconduct allegations are logged under.“I believe for racial profiling, the category is ‘biased policing’ or something like that.”Tate said people filing complaints tell him if they believe they were targeted by police for their race. "They're saying, 'they stopped me because I'm black' or they did what they did because I'm a certain race or creed," Tate said. The top three complaints that were filed in 2017 were for officers exceeding the speed limit by more than 20 mph, insubordination and failure...
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Police Review Board meets after vehicle stop report shows growing racial discrepancies