LOS ANGELES (AP) — A report concludes that the Los Angeles Police Department has improved the way it handles complaints of racial profiling and biased policing.

The LAPD created a new unit to investigate such cases last year. The Police Commission’s inspector general, Nicole Bershon, looked at the first 10 cases handled. Her report to the commission last week found improvement from the way such complaints previously were investigated.

The federal Justice Department warned the LAPD last month that its investigations of racial profiling complaints are inadequate. Police Chief Charlie Beck has said the remarks were based on cases that occurred before stricter guidelines were created.

Beck says Tuesday that the LAPD’s ultimate goal is not to have any such complaints.

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