HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Data analysts say police in Connecticut’s capital city have failed to report thousands of traffic stops as required by a state law intended to prevent racial profiling.
Central Connecticut State University analysts disclosed Friday that Hartford police submitted records for about 2,000 traffic stops between Oct. 1, 2015, and Sept. 30, 2016, but that dispatch logs show there were about 6,500 stops during that period.
The data is compiled each year for reports analyzing the race and ethnicity of drivers stopped by police and why they were stopped. Researcher Ken Barone says there is concern officers are not filling out forms for each traffic stop.
Hartford police said Friday that the institute’s claims are not correct. They believe there was a computer data transfer problem.
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