Minority motorists searched more often; controversy dates to early 1990's; State examines how drivers of different races are treated

Number 21079
Subject Transportation
Source Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, Ariz.)
State AZ
Year 2003
Publication Date January 16, January 26
Summary The Star reviews more than a quarter million traffic stops in order to evaluate racial disparities in treatment of drivers. The investigation reveals that Hispanics and blacks are searched more often than whites by officers from the Department of Public Safety. Ironically though, they found something to seize more often from the whites than from black or Hispanic drivers.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 8
Keywords I-10;Coconino County;Lee Phillips;American Civil Liberties Union
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