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Vic racial profiling report to be released

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A long-awaited report into racial profiling and Victorian police officers is to be released after a six-month inquiry.

A group of African-Australians had alleged police repeatedly stopped and searched them because of their race, rather than for legitimate reasons, while they were living in Melbourne’s inner suburb of Flemington from 2005 to 2009.

The federal court case, however, was settled out of court in February with police agreeing to an internal investigation and a community consultation process.

Police also promised a review into discriminatory practices and to release a report including recommendations for change.

It’s understood police will release the report on Monday afternoon and make comment afterwards.

Lawyers for some of the alleged victims of racial profiling are also expected to be briefed on the report before it is publicly released.