Experts Find Some Evidence of ‘Ferguson Effect’

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More than 100,000 fewer vehicle stops were made in 2015 than in 2014, the year Michael Brown was killed by a Ferguson police officer, a 6 percent reduction. This was a significant contrast to changes in stops between 2013 and 2014, when just a 2,000-stop swing was recorded. In 2015, something was happening in Missouri that could not be attributed to normal fluctuation . . .

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