Racial profiling on the rise in US

Four officers charged in new case as government investigates 17 police agencies for civil rights violations.

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Four police officers in the US state of Connecticut have been charged with using race as the primary reason for alleging that people had committed a crime.

Members of the community say racial profiling issues such as this have created fear for the police.

The US government has noticed a growth in these types of civil rights violations by police around the country, and is investigating 17 different law enforcement agencies, all in different cities, for the abuses.

Kimberly Halkett reports from Connecticut.

Source: Al Jazeera