Report: Connecticut police stopping minorities at high rates

AP News
Posted: Nov 09, 2017 10:32 AM

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new report on Connecticut police traffic stops singles out six local departments and a state police troop for having high rates of pulling over minorities.

The report released Thursday by Central Connecticut State University analysts looked at data from October 2015 to September 2016 that all police departments were required to submit.

Analysts said Troop B state police in North Canaan and departments in Berlin, Monroe, Newtown, Norwich, Ridgefield and Darien had "statistically significant" disparities in traffic stops of minorities compared with stops of whites. They say those agencies will be analyzed further.

State police and local officials did not immediately return messages seeking comment.

The report says stops of minority drivers statewide were more likely to happen during daylight hours when their race and ethnicity are more visible.