- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The state Human Rights Commission says it has asked the U.S. Department of Justice Western District of Kentucky to investigate in the city of Providence.

The Courier-Journal (https://cjky.it/29iRgPf) reports Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Director John J. Johnson said in a statement that the organization made the request after receiving verbal and written complaints alleging that some police officers were engaging in racial profiling.

The newspaper reports that attempts to reach the Providence Police Department and Mayor Eddie Gooch and were directed to the FBI office in Owensboro, which did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

The commission said it asked the U.S. Department of Justice to “investigate to determine if citizens’ rights have been violated in any way.”

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Information from: The Courier-Journal, https://www.courier-journal.com

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