Letter: Study says county officers are not necessarily prejudiced

April 2, 2021

By Canice Timothy Rice Jr.

From the article: "Based upon a new study by the Center for Policing Equity, the editorial "Racial disparities in St. Louis County policing require leadership and action from the top" (March 22) overlooks at least two things.

First, in accusing police officers of discriminatory conduct in enforcing traffic laws, the editorial says: “Black drivers continued to be singled out for stops and searches at far higher rates than their white counterparts.” But the Editorial Board fails to consider the unstated premise upon which it bases this argument: that police officers usually know the race of drivers before they initiate traffic stops..."

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