January 30th, 2012
11:13 AM ET

Connecticut police chief to quit amid racial profiling probe

East Haven, Connecticut, Police Chief Leonard Gallo will retire following the arrests of four police officers for their alleged role in the mistreatment of Latinos, city officials said Monday.

The arrests stemmed from a federal investigation into racial profiling in the town.

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  1. RUFFNUTT ( south Yemen prison GUARD )

    funny thing is most those mexican restraunts and businesses sell weed..
    here in kansas city thats where all the drugs come from..

    January 30, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy ©

    I saw some ofthis on television.
    Shameful and disgusting to say the least.
    Bullies with badges, indeed!

    January 30, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Black Rat


    January 30, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Bill Johnson

    I think this case involves discriminatory law enforcement, but I am quite certain that it does not involve racial profiling, because there is no Latino race. Latinos may be white, black, brown or other shades of color. Get it right. Latinos are an ethno-linguistic group, not a race,

    January 30, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy ©

      Racial profiling is the generally accepted term for what these officers are accused of.
      Are you seriously trying to tell me that you didn't know what the article was going to be about when you clicked it on?
      You are correct the Latinos are an ethnicity, but for the sake of people understanding the general tone of the article, ethnic profiling would just cause people to scratch their heads and say "huh?"

      January 30, 2012 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Black Rat

    I never said they where a race!

    January 30, 2012 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Black Rat

    I never said they where a race! If you where talkiing to me!

    January 30, 2012 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. mlsgraduate2012

    Reblogged this on fredatiusb2012 and commented:
    It is about time that the racial prejudice is brought to light, and measures taken to eradicate the harassment that is visited upon the Hispanic community.

    January 31, 2012 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |