Many residents in Vernon are speaking out against the police department.
They held a protest Monday night accusing officers of civil rights violations such as harassment and stalking. Residents told our Newschannel 6 crew most of the police department is good, it's just a couple of officers who are making it bad for everyone else. Protestors talked about how they're scared to go out and are tired of being quote, "harassed."
Newschannel 6 contacted the Vernon Police Department and spoke with Chief W.T. Wilson. Wilson declined to comment on the story.
The City Manager he released information on racial profiling.
In a Partial Racial Profiling Reporting from January 2011 to December 2011 officers stopped more Caucasians than any other ethnicity. The breakdown is:
Middle Eastern: 2
Native American: 2