35% of TX Officers Searched Minorities at Twice the Rate of Whites

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Amid national uproar over a Texas state trooper’s treatment of Sandra Bland during a traffic stop last year, the Austin American-Statesman embarked on a comprehensive analysis of traffic stop and search data. In December, the Statesman found that African-American and Hispanic motorists were search more often when stopped, and contraband was found less often for Hispanic drivers than white drivers. There have been about 40 cases in the last five years in which officers are accused of . . .

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