SHOW ME THE RECORDS: The Columbia Police Department's racial profiling statistics
Monday, July 19, 2010 | 12:01 a.m. CDT
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The records: The Columbia Police Department’s most recent report on racial profiling statistics for traffic stops.
Why you’d want them: The data compares 14 categories during traffic stops for the following racial groups: White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, Native American and Other.
Where you get the records: Go to http://gocolumbiamo.com/Police/racial-profiling.php, then download the document that says "2009 report."
How much it will cost: The information is free.
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