North Charleston Police Chief Jon Zumalt met with city council Thursday night to tell them what the department has improved upon. The city has seen more police officers on the road, more traffic stops and more neighborhood resource officers and team patrols. Some civil rights advocates say there has been racial profiling involved because they say twice as many black men are stopped than white men.On WCIV, Zumalt answered questions over claims that the department may be racial profiling:
Where you have 72 percent of your crimes being committed by blacks and they’re in predominately black neighborhoods, that’s where we are trying to reduce crime. We’re gonna come across more African Americans in those neighborhoods as we are in there doing our work.
In the city address, Zumalt covered the city’s crime trends the last decade, including was has worked and what still needs to be worked on.
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