Ethnic Profiling in Europe
Open Society Voices
Sidney Mutueel is a chief inspector in the Dutch police. He has been a police officer for over twenty three years. Yet when he is off duty, he gets stopped and checked by the police. Why? Because he is black.
A French court ruling effectively prevents any judicial remedy for people who are singled out by police for stops based on their ethnic appearance.
French police routinely target young men of African and Arab origin for identity checks and searches. A new report documents the human costs.