-: Aug 08, 2016 / Denise Smith

To Reduce Bias, Some Police Departments Are Rethinking Traffic Stops


Thomas Wydra, the police chief of Hamden, Conn., decided to reform his department’s traffic stop criteria after the department was singled out for stopping minority drivers at disproportionately higher rates than whites. After decreasing the number of defective equipment stops, the number of black drivers pulled over fell by 25 percent.

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