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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Report: Some police departments may skew Connecticut racial profiling trend

Pulled over Department Name Minority Stops Population percentage of minority residents Age 16+ Ansonia 27.97% 25.62% Bridgeport 69.49% 73.24% Derby 26.68% 20.56% Fairfield 25.36% 10.00% Milford 24.87% 11.62% Monroe 12.69% 7.56% Seymour 13.53% 9.77% Shelton 15.21% 10.83% Stratford 47.09% 27.20% Trumbull 34.87% 11.91% Recent traffic-stop statistics show bias policing in a handful of Connecticut departments may be driving a statewide trend of minority motorists being racially profiled, researchers said Tuesday. Waterbury and town police departments in Groton and Granby were singled out along with two State Police troops in north-central Connecticut.

via Bridgeport Newswire http://ift.tt/1CSqyGp

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