ACLU: Illinois State Troopers Use Racial Bias At Traffic Stops
At least that’s according to what the ACLU says in an article at Huffington Post Chicago.
But, according to the ACLU, they have data that shows white drivers are 2.5 times more likely to have contraband in the car than Latinos even though white drivers are stopped less.
According to the HuffPo Chicago piece:
“Years of public data show that a practice called a “consent search,” where officers ask to search a car despite having insufficient legal evidence for the search, disproportionately targets minority drivers.”
Based on this data, the ACLU has asked the U.S. Justice Department to look into these allegations.
Here’s Will Guzzardi’s full story, “ACLU: Illinois State Police Show Racial Bias In Traffic Stops.”