Racial Disparities in Misdemeanor Speeding Convictions | RAND

In this report, researchers use data on speeding violations in Virginia to examine whether there are racial disparities in who benefits from the discretion of law enforcement and the courts to discount or downgrade misdemeanor violations.

— Read on www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RRA1317-1.html

A .pdf of the report can be accessed at the website.

Racist Policing And Inappropriate Use Of Force: Aurora Police, Fire Rescue Routinely Violate State And Federal Law, AG Finds | Colorado Public Radio

Colorado will require both agencies to overhaul rules around use of force, ketamine and hiring practices.

— Read on www.cpr.org/2021/09/15/racist-policing-and-inappropriate-use-of-force-aurora-police-fire-rescue-routinely-violate-state-and-federal-law-ag-finds/

There is a link to the AG’s report available for download.

Sacramento Police Department-Race and Traffic Stops by Police

This is a report by Center of Policing Equity (HERE).

I don’t see the usefulness in this report. There is no description in what the findings mean. DISPROPORTIONALITY DOES NOT MEAN BIAS OF RACISM. So what are they implying with there findings? First of all the study, the format of the report, and the finding are vague and unclear. I think the way this report is presented does absolutely nothing to improve policing. This is the second report I have seen from Center of Policing Equity and I have to question there ability to study the police and report accurately. There are basic issues like the report can’t be completely read on the phone and on a desktop computer the report doesn’t open completely and bottom parts are unreadable.

Report: Seattle police stop Black people, Native Americans at far higher rate than white people | The Seattle Times

There is a 54 page report referenced in the narrative with a link. Unfortunately there is a paywall but it does all a few free views.

A new report from the Los Angeles-based Center for Police Equity found that Black people, per capita, were seven times more likely to be subjected to force by Seattle police…
— Read on www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/report-black-people-and-native-americans-get-stopped-by-seattle-police-at-a-far-higher-rate-than-white-people/

Traffic Stops in Baltimore County Maryland

There are 3 types of police stops for vehicle and traffic infractions: Moving, non-moving, and administrative. When you look at the data keep in mind what type of stops are most used? Also think how police might be issuing the traffic tickets. Are the tickets the reason for the stop? Is the ticket an infraction detected after initial stop like the car was stopped for speeding and then it was discovered that the driver’s license was suspended. Or was a crime discovered that was totally unrelated from the stop like the driver was speeding and a gun was observed in the vehicle.

It would be interesting to know the initial reason for the stop for each stop and then see how the stops progress.

Dashboard

The dashboard has analysis of police traffic stops in Baltimore County Maryland

The Dashboard can be accessed HERE

Report from Baltimore County Maryland Equitable Policing Advisory Group: Initial Findings and Recommendations

Justice Talks | CNA

Racial equity in traffic stops: Instituting reform by changing data collection and policing practice.

This was an interesting discussion on how police should make traffic stops. The use of data and what disproportionate stops because of race means.

There were some interesting assertions made as to research and types of tickets issued. I contacted CNA by email to learn more about the connection between they type of ticket written moving, non-moving, or regulatory and bias.
— Read on www.cna.org/news/justice-talks