Lack of Criminal Justice Data on Latinos ‘Alarming,’ Study Says

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Inconsistent or incomplete data collection and reporting on the impact of the justice system on Americans of Latino origin seriously hampers policymaking, according to an Urban Institute report released today.

“Data matter because they affect policy,” said the report, which was funded by the Public Welfare Foundation, noting that tracking of police shootings since the 2014 death of Michael Brown in Ferguson Mo drove efforts to track the interactions of law enforcement with people of color across the U.S . . .

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