Racial profiling  is the discriminatory practice by law enforcement officials of targeting individuals for suspicion of crime based on the individual’s race, ethnicity, religion or national origin. 

Visit the ACLU National Website to learn more.

The ACLU of Iowa and the ACLU nationally is conducting a Campaign Against Racial Profiling. We fight law enforcement and private security practices that disproportionately target people of color.

If you or someone you know has been racially profiled, or you suspect racial profiling, we encourage you to let us know. We are trying to collect examples of racial profiling to better identify it in Iowa and identify trends in particular communities.

Click here for an on-line racial profiling in Iowa report form to fill out (in Spanish and English.)

Or click here for a printer-friendly version to fill out.

Mail it to us at 505 Fifth Ave., #901, Des Moines, Iowa, 50309. Or email us at legal.program@aclu-ia.org

You may also be interested knowing your rights—information on what to do (and what not to do) if you are stopped by police.

Click here to read or print “Know Your Rights” in English.

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