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Study: Black And Latino Drivers More Likely To Be Searched At Traffic Stop

A new study shows that officers in Chicago and Evanston search Black and Latino people after a traffic stop at a rate far higher than the national average.

The study looked at 55 million stops in six states. It found that, in some years, black and latino drivers in Chicago and Evanston were 7 to 8 times more likely to be searched than white drivers. The study did not analyze why that disparity is so great.

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A new study shows that officers in Chicago and Evanston search Black and Latino people after a traffic stop at a rate far higher than the national average.

The study looked at 55 million stops in six states. It found that, in some years, black and latino drivers in Chicago and Evanston were 7 to 8 times more likely to be searched than white drivers. The study did not analyze why that disparity is so great.

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