The Justice Department is set to ban federal agents from profiling based on religion, national origin, gender and sexual orientation, according to The New York Times.
Attorney General Eric HolderEric H. HolderUber donates M to supporting minorities in tech Overnight Tech: Senate moving to kill FCC's internet privacy rules | Bill Gates pushes for foreign aid | Verizon, AT&T pull Google ads | Q&A with IBM's VP for cyber threat intel Uber leadership sticking by CEO MORE told newly elected New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) about the plan on Wednesday during a meeting, according to the report. De Blasio had come out forcefully during last year’s election against the New York City’s stop-and-frisk policy, which was ruled unconstitutional during the campaign because it disproportionately targeted African-Americans.
The Justice Department rules will only cover federal law enforcement.
The Justice Department did not comment on when the plan would be announced, but a Democratic congressional aide told The Times the announcement was imminent.