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City Council approves updated memorandum regarding racial profiling advisory board

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at 4:45 p.m.

Wichita City Council members approved a memorandum of understanding Tuesday with the city’s existing racial profiling advisory board.

The memorandum ensures continued cooperation between the board and the Wichita Police Department, according to city documents, as a new community advisory board is formed by state law to help the police and council on racial and biased-based policing problems.

The existing board was formed in 2005, and is made up of up to 21 resident volunteer members. It has been largely independent, according to city documents, and has had limited interaction with the city council.

The memorandum covers two years and includes updated bylaws and policy review procedures.

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