An interesting report was published by Connecticut Racial Profiling Prohibition Project and they came up with some interesting numbers in regards to ethic minorities stopped by police and the percentage of the population. They examined 600,000 traffic stops across Connecticut. Newstimes confirm “the report is based on a year’s worth of traffic-stop data submitted by police departments between 2014 and 2015. The report marks the second full analysis of state data”.
Newstimes published the report and several police departments have been flagged for possible racial profiling. Trumbull, for example, has been flagged as reports show that minority drivers have been stopped 38% of the time bu tthey represent only 10% of Trumbull.
Norwalk also flagged as 42% of traffic stops involve minorities and only 37% of Norwalk is Blacks and Hispanics: “statistically significant racial or ethnic disparity that may indicate the presence of racial and ethnic bias”. Connecticut’s undersecretary for criminal justice says it good evidence but not enough to punish the police departments flagged in the state.
Danbury led the state with 76% when it came to tickets issued after a traffic stop amongst minorities. Hartford, a city bigger than Danbury, was second with 73%.
Research done by Ken Barone.