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April 15, 2010
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DC metro chief apologizes for 'large lips' memo

Some said the training memo encouraged racial profiling

The Washington Examiner

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Metro's acting police chief has issued an apology to his police force for a training memo that sparked accusations of racial profiling in telling officers to ask crime victims if robbers had "large lips."

Chief Jeri Lee's apology letter said that the physical description, first reported by the Washington Examiner, "on face value was at the very least, insensitive."

Full story: DC metro chief apologizes for 'large lips' memo






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