Four Years of Racial Profiling Instructions Requested by Tribune

The summary that Fox News showed of Zane Seipler's racial profiling allegations.

Seeking four years of data, Chicago Tribune reporter Joe Mahr has filed a wide-ranging Freedom of Information request with the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department.

Whether this is part of a systematic comparison of arrest procedures through the Tribune’s circulation area or targeted only at McHenry County is unknown.

The fourth category of information sought concerns racial profiling polices and procedures, specifically,

Any policies and procedures (preferably electronic but, if not available, then in paper format) that discuss, instruct, or offer guidance to deputies on how fill out the racial profiling information required by the state under 625 ILCS 5/11 212. I am seeking current policies and procedures, as well any former policies in effect at any point since Jan. 1, 2007.

This is the type of information that may have relevance to former Deputy Zane Seipler’s wrongful termination case.

More tomorrow.

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