Black drivers bear brunt of citations from routine stops by St. Anthony PD

Number 27973
Subject Police
Source Minnesota Public Radio
State Minnesota
Year 2016
Publication Date Nov. 2, 2016
Summary After the fatal police shooting of Philando Castile during a traffic stop in a St. Paul suburb, MPR News set out to investigate whether black drivers were disproportionately stopped by the law enforcement agency involved with Castile’s death. MPR analyzed thousands of traffic citations in a five-year period from the St. Anthony police department and focused our investigation on stops in which police had the most discretion to pull someone over. They expected to see some level of racial disparity, but the results were staggering.
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Keywords traffic stop; shooting; police
Related Links http://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/02/black-drivers-brunt-of-routine-traffic-stop-citatons-data-after-castile-shooting
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