Sept. 24, 2003
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Lynn Nelson, IRP Communications Consultant
Results of racial profiling study to be released today on Web
Minneapolis -- Law enforcement officers stopped Black, Latino, and American
“These disparities are particularly large for Blacks and Latinos,” says IRP Executive Director Myron Orfield. “If officers had stopped drivers of all racial/ethnic groups at the same rate, approximately 18,800 fewer Blacks, 5,800 fewer Latinos and approximately 22,500 more Whites would have been stopped in the 65 jurisdictions in 2002.”
If officers in the participating jurisdictions had subjected stopped
“The pattern for Blacks and Latinos existed in nearly every participating jurisdiction,” reports Gavin Kearney, IRP’s director of research, who oversaw the data analysis. Given the similarities in disparity patterns throughout the state, the report suggests that these kinds of racial disparities are not limited to these jurisdictions.
During the 2001 legislative session, the Minnesota Legislature enacted
The reports for each jurisdiction and an aggregate report will be released
From 4-6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, CCJ and IRP will host a public forum
IRP was founded in 1993 to focus on the dynamics created by the
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