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CA gov't group to end racial profiling kicks off work amidst turbulent times

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 17:  California Attorney General Kamala Harris speaks at a news conference on May 17, 2013 at the Los Angeles Civic Center in Los Angeles, California. Harris hosted a meeting of the state's district attorneys to develop recommendations on reducing gun violance.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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California Attorney General Kamala Harris speaks at a news conference on May 17, 2013 at the Los Angeles Civic Center in Los Angeles, California.

The Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board was created by law last year, aiming to end racial profiling by police officers after a slate of officer-involved shootings of unarmed black men.

The Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board was created by law last year, aiming to end racial profiling by police officers after a slate of officer-involved shootings of unarmed black men.

The new group was sworn in by State Attorney General Kamala Harris on Friday, as the country reeled in the wake of a week of violence that saw two black men shot by police, and 5 police officers killed by a sniper in Dallas.

The board has until the end of the year to come up with recommendations on how police collect data and information during routine stops.

Guest:

Ben Bradford, state government reporter for Capital Public Radio; he tweets

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