Map of Discriminatory Profiling Accusations

Over the course of this study, there have been a number of allegations of bias-motivated conduct that have proven difficult for us to classify. A number of these incidents involve law enforcement officers acting in the line of duty. For many of these incidents, it was difficult to determine either exactly what occurred or the motivations of the persons involved. Most of the incidents cannot be verified by third persons, and in some of the incidents no explicit indications of bias (such as the use of racial slurs) occurred. For these reasons, incidents of this nature were not included in the bias incidents database. However, the public response to these events indicated that they should be recorded, even if not in the official bias incidents database. These allegations do reflect ongoing tension and a sentiment of intolerance within Northwest Indiana.

These accusations are reported here for public information; however, they are not included in other reports on this website, such as the bias incidents map or the bias incidents figures. We believe that further research in this area is important. Please contact us if you would like to review our information and data about these accusations.

Click on any incident to get a brief description. For most incidents originally reported in the Northwest Indiana Times and for some reported in the Post-Tribune, a link to the original newspaper report is provided. Markers on the map are intended to indicate only approximate positions of incidents. Incidents are mapped based on the most accurate information available; however, published reports of incidents do not always provide information that allows precise mapping. Many markers are placed based on street names and block numbers rather than exact addresses, and a few are mapped based only on the city in which the incident occured. For more details about each incident, please click through to the original published reports.

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