LAPD Unit Disproportionately Stops Black Drivers: Data

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The Metropolitan Division of Los Angeles Police Department stops African-American drivers at a rate more than five times their share of the city’s population, according to a Los Angeles Times analysis.  Nearly half the drivers stopped by Metro are black, which has helped drive up the share of African Americans stopped by the LAPD overall from 21% to 28% since the 2015 Metro expansion, in a city that is 9% black, according to the analysis.

Metro makes most of its vehicle stops in South Los Angeles, which is almost one-third African American. But even there, the percentage of black drivers stopped by Metro is twice their share of the population, the analysis found.

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