During Thursday’s city council meeting Marshall Police Chief Cliff Carruth presented the department’s annual Racial Profiling Report, announcing that the department received no racial profiling complaints in 2020.
Carruth said that the report is a part of the Sandra Bland act, and covers vehicle to vehicle stops only. The department hires an outside professional to perform the audit each year, along with verifying the department’s collection process, complaint process and policies and procedures.
“I certainly wanted to show the public and the council that we want to be transparent, and have someone come in and do this report for us,” Carruth said.
Additionally during the meeting, councilmembers voted to approve a resolution that canceled the city general election for Districts 1, 2 and 4, due to the races going uncontested. Incumbent councilmember Amy Ware, Leo Morris and Marvin Bonner were the sole candidates, and will be re-sworn into office in