Gaps tarnish data on profiling

Number 20285
Subject Police
Source Chronicle (Houston)
State Texas
Year 2001
Publication Date April 15, 2001
Summary The Houston Chronicle computer analysis "shows that after nearly 20 months, the data collected by the state's largest police force may be seriously flawed. " Houston police are supposed to record all stops they make into a racial profiling database, but it was found that thousands of stops weren't entered and and other records were filled out incompletely or incorrectly.
Category General
Pages 3
Keywords racial profiling;racial profiling database;Houston police;traffic stops;racial discrimination
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