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Nassau County Police scrap minority coding system

July 31, 2018 - 11:46 am
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MINEOLA, N.Y. (1010 WINS) -- The Nassau County Police Department has scrapped a controversial coding system it's been using for years on an internal spreadsheet to categorize minority employees.

The New York Civil Liberties Union said it discovered the notations through public records requests and that they included 'Y' for yellow for Asian American officers, and 'I' for Indian.

Det. Lt. Richard LeBrun sad in no way has the use of these letters reflected any bias.

The NYCLU said the codes amount to slurs, and raise questions about how the department views Asian Americans.