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‘An excuse to racially profile’: How Florida trains police on bias

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In this May 1980 photo, people walk past ruins in the Culmer section of Miami after rioting over the acquittal of four police officers charged with the 1979 beating death of Arthur McDuffie, a Black insurance agent and former Marine.

Tampa Bay Times, September 2022

Thousands of police officers across Florida have taken state training to educate them about discrimination, such as racial profiling, during traffic stops.

But eight experts who reviewed the online training for the Tampa Bay Times found that it failed to teach officers to understand bias, shifted blame for disparate ticketing from police onto people of color and encouraged conduct that could lead to discriminatory policing.

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