Iowa candidates urged to support curbs on racial profiling

DES MOINES — Social justice and civil rights advocates Monday called for 2018 political candidates in Iowa to support legislation aimed at curbing racial profiling by law officers in Iowa.

Representatives from NAACP branches in Iowa and Nebraska, Citizens for Community Improvement, and the ACLU of Iowa held a joint news conference to decry a July incident involving two black men who were the subject of a police stop.

The groups contend the stop was a civil right violation that should alarm all Iowans.

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