Scott Statement on ED Investigation into Pasco County Sheriff’s Office
WASHINGTON – Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) released the following statement a statement after the Education Department confirmed they have opened up an investigation into the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.
“I am encouraged that the Education Department accepted my request to investigate the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office disturbing system for labeling students as potential criminals. Evidence shows that schools disproportionately suspend or expel Black and Latino students more frequently than their white peers for similar offenses. Therefore, any law enforcement system that uses school discipline data to identify children as potential criminals would not only be illegal, but also racially biased.
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