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Denver police to collect racial information on contacts

Posted: 8:22 PM, Aug 07, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-08 02:22:03Z

DENVER (AP) -- Denver police will begin collecting racial information about the people they contact following complaints about a lack of accountability.

Chief Robert White says recent protests show the information is necessary to keep the public informed.

Community activists rejected claims by authorities it would be too time-consuming or too expensive to collect information on traffic or pedestrian stops.

The Denver Post reports other major departments told state lawmakers they do not collect information on race in their communities.

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