Madison, Wisc. Police Drop Race From Suspect Descriptions

The Madison, Wisc. police department has generally stopped including the race of crime suspects in incident reports, MPD Public Information Officer Stephanie Fryer tells Empower Wisconsin. Information on a suspect would have to be “super descriptive” and necessary to solve the crime for race to be included, she said.

“We’re not including something like that the suspect was a black man in his early 20s because that could fit so many different people. We don’t want to be jumping to conclusions, so we’re not longer doing that,” the public information officer added.

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