Police Profiling Study Looks At Problem Patterns In 9 towns

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut and AP) — A study of racial profiling by Connecticut police has taken closer look at nine departments previously identified as having an issue with pulling over a disproportionately large number of minorities.

The supplemental study, presented Thursday to a state advisory board, looked at police enforcement during 2014 and 2015 in Bloomfield, Meriden, Newington, New Milford, Norwalk, Trumbull, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor, and the area patrolled by State Police Troop H.

It examined reasons for stops, where they were made, who was pulled over, and patterns.

Of 294 officers with more than 50 traffic stops, the study identified 18 officers for whom stops were out of line with other officers in their departments.

The Central Connecticut State University researchers say the disparities “may indicate” bias but don’t prove racial profiling.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Connecticut

WTIC Holiday Stores 2017
Sign Up Today!
Hear WTIC Podcasts

Listen Live