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(Neb)-Black Drivers Twice As Likely To Be Stopped As Whites In Neb

By: John Axtell Posted at: 04/04/2019 10:43 AM
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska says a new state report illustrates the need for police officers to undergo new training to treat minority motorists more fairly.
   
       The latest Nebraska Crime Commission report shows the number of black drivers stopped, searched and arrested is far higher than their percentage of the state population, with black drivers twice as likely to be stopped as white drivers last year.

    The ACLU says the report is evidence that "racially biased policing is a persistent problem in Nebraska."
 
       ACLU of Nebraska attorney Rose Godinez says the data confirms "there is a clear need to recalibrate. We can't continue to do the same things in terms of police training and watch the data about racial disparities in policing continue to rise."


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