Connecticut Police Stop Minorities at High Rates: Report

Newly released data shows many Connecticut police departments are stopping black and Hispanic drivers at rates higher than the minority driving populations of their cities and towns.

Researchers at Central Connecticut State University compiled the numbers under a new state law designed to prevent racial profiling by police.

A computer system that went live in November collects a range of traffic stop data from all 106 police agencies in the state.

The first statewide report on the data reflects traffic stops by police from last October through May.

In New Haven, about 47 percent of New Haven police's traffic stops involved black drivers, compared with the estimated black driving population of 20 percent in the city.

See the data for your town.

The Associated Press left a message for city police officials.

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