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May 01, 2010

Calif. cops mostly stopped white drivers, study finds

The trends collected over eight years were 'surprising' to local law enforcement

By Linda Davis
Contra Costa Times

CONTRA COSTA, Calif. — Some surprising trends emerge from an eight-year-long profiling study done by the Piedmont police department and released this past week.

The study shows that white people comprise about 65 percent of those stopped, with people older than 40 having the most police encounters. That compared to 10 percent to 15 percent black and about 0.08 percent Hispanic. Asians comprised about 10 percent with other races about 4 percent.

Full story: Calif. cops mostly stopped white drivers, study finds

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