In 2005 The Wichita Branch NAACP working in concert with Dr. Walt Chappell of Citizens for Equal Law Enforcement, Representatives Oletha Faust-Goudeau and Melody Miller, and Senator Donald Betts, drafted what would be known as SB77 the Racial Profiling Act. The bill was introduced in the Legislature by Senator Betts in January of that year and survived several attacks and conference committee revisions. Representatives Miller and Goudeau successfully lobbyied their fellow legislators for support. The Kansas State Conference of the NAACP sent busloads of supporters to the Capitol Building to rally in support of the bill and also to testify before the State Senate.
With broad based community support, the bill was passed. The final version of the bill was signed into law by Governor Katheleen Sebilious and took effect in July 0f 2005 thereby outlawing the practice of Racial Profiling by any Law Enforcement agency in the State of Kansas.
To view the Kansas Racial Profiling Statute: Click Here!!!
If you believe you were Racially Profiled by a Kansas Law Enforcement Agency, please contact the Wichita Branch at (316) 219-6996 or complete and submit our online complaint form @:
You may also download and submit the following forms:
It is also recommended that you file a complaint with the Kansas Human Rights Commission. The KHRC complaint form may be downloaded here:
Photo #1: Pictured are Representative Oletha Faust-Goudeau, Senator Donald Betts, Representative Delia Garcia, Governor Katheen Sebelius, President Kevin Myles, and Political Affaris Co-Chair VJ Sessions // Photo #2: Includes Representative Melody Miller and Representative Jim Ward