Report shows county police racial disparities persist

March 25, 2021

From the article: "After three years of data collection and analysis, an outside organization has found racial disparities persist within the St. Louis County Police Department’s traffic stops and incidents of use of force.tThe Center for Policing Equity (CPE) report was released March 16 during the police commissioner’s meeting. The CPE is a nonprofit research think tank based at the University of California-Los Angeles and analyzed the department’s policing practices from 2016 through 2018 to identify where racial disparities occur in policing. They also provided 10 actionable steps to correct these disparities.

Michael Burbank, accounts management and implementation director of law enforcement initiatives at CPE, presented the findings at the meeting. He said the report had three goals: identify disparities, identify the factors that contributed to these disparities and recommend actions to address these disparities..."

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