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ACLU settles bias lawsuit filed by Latino students in Los Angeles County

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Brian Watt

Civil rights lawyers say they have settled a racial profiling lawsuit filed by Latino students who allegedly were rounded up at a suburban Los Angeles high school and treated as potential gang members.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California said Wednesday that the Glendale Unified School District and Glendale Police Department agreed to policy changes after a 2010 incident at Hoover High. The suit claimed police directed 50 Latino students into two classrooms, made them pose for fake mugshots and subjected them to bullying.

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The agreement says the Police Department agreed to train officers on dealing with students at schools and revised policies on racial profiling. The school district will notify parents if students are interrogated on campus.

Calls to city officials for comment were not immediately returned.

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