BART Vows to Improve Racial Disparities in Policing After NBC Bay Area Report

January 15, 2021

By Bigad Shaban and Jeremy Carroll

From the article: "... At BART’s request, the Center for Policing Equity – a nonprofit research firm based at Yale University – examined the prevalence of racial disparities inside the BART police department in a newly released report.

The 59-page study noted similar findings to what NBC Bay Area reported last year regarding racial disparities: about half of all BART police stops involve black people even though black passengers only make up about 9% of the ridership. In fact, the report notes BART police officers stop black riders at a rate eight times higher than white passengers..."

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