No Surprise! California Police Stop Black Drivers More Than White Drivers, New Report Shows

Maria Perez
Maria Perez
Jan 10, 2020 - 8:43
No Surprise

Black motorists in California are more likely to be stopped and searched by law enforcement than white ones, a new report by the state found. A 2015 law known as the Racial and Identity Profiling Act (RIPA), requires California law enforcement agencies to collect and report data on complaints that allege racial or identity profiling. The study, which was released by the state’s Racial Identity Profiling Advisory Board at the beginning of this month, reviewed and collected the data and found there were 1.8 million vehicle and pedestrian stops from July 1, 2018, to December 31, 2018. The report also found that...

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