Albany Police Headquarters
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

In April, the early days of the pandemic, the Center for Law and Justice in Albany published a 15-page report on structural racism and public safety in the city. Among other things, the report called upon city leaders to acknowledge the existence of structural racism in the police department. A month later, there were nationwide protests over similar issues following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.

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An outside auditor has released its final report on racial bias in the Albany Police Department.

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A preliminary audit on racial bias in the Albany Police Department finds differences in the outcome of arrests based on a person’s skin color are fueling community concerns.

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The city of Albany has selected a firm to conduct a racial bias audit of the Albany Police Department.