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Racial Profiling Data 2006 -- Leeton Police Department

Publication Date:
2006
Author(s):
Decker, Scott H.; Rojek, Jeffrey; Rosenfeld, Richard
Sponsoring Organization(s):
Missouri Attorney General's Office
Description:
Concerns by the citizens of Missouri and the Missouri legislature regarding allegations of racial profiling by law enforcement prompted the passage of state law Section 590.650, RSMo (2000), which was enacted Aug. 28, 2000. Racial profiling has been defined as the inappropriate use of race by law enforcement when making a decision to stop, search or arrest a motorist. Missouri's state law requires that all peace officers in the state report specific information including a driver's race for each vehicle stop made in the state. Law enforcement agencies are required to turn in the data to the Attorney General, and the Attorney General is required to compile the data and report to the Governor no later than June 1 of each year. The law allows the Governor to withhold state funds for any agency that does not comply with the law. State law requires that all information be reported to the Attorney General's Office by March 1.
Topic(s):
Arrest, Ethnicity, Police, Race, Race discrimination, Traffic police, Traffic violations, Crime and Law Enforcement
State(s):
Missouri
County/Area:
Johnson county (MO)
City/Town:
Leeton
Peer Review:
No
Document Type:
Statistical profile
Language:
English
Source:
http://www.ago.mo.gov/racialprofiling/racialprofiling.htm
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