City auditor’s office finds racial disparities in Berkeley police stops

April 27, 2021

By Blake Evans

From the article: "...BPD stopped Black and Hispanic individuals at higher rates than white and Asian individuals, according to the report. Black people accounted for 34% of stops made by BPD despite only making up 8% of the population, the report added.

According to Berkeley Copwatch volunteer Maria Yates, the findings are similar to a May 2018 report analyzing BPD conducted by the Center for Policing Equity. The older report found that Black individuals made up 36% of stops made by BPD despite comprising 8% of the population..."

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