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Advisory Board Releases 2022 Racial Profiling Data

Ronnell Higgins, commissioner of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, comments during a meeting Thursday, June 20, 2024, of the Connecticut Racial Profiling Prohibition Project Advisory Board at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. Photo credit: Jamil Ragland, CTNewsJunkie

The report includes data for all municipalities in Connecticut, including West Hartford.

By Jamil Ragland, CTNewsJunkie.com 

A report released by the state agency tasked with remedying racial profiling in traffic stops in Connecticut found that while police were not more likely to stop non-White drivers in 2022 overall, several police agencies were more likely to stop and search non-White drivers.

The report, released Thursday by the Connecticut Racial Profiling Prohibition Project Advisory Board, showed that while police stops increased year over year from 2021 to 2022, the total number remains below pre-pandemic levels.

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