They follow them. From Marfa Public Radio: The Midland Police Department pulled over black and Hispanic residents at consistently higher rates than whites between anda Marfa Public Radio review of police records has revealed.
Brian Withrow has studied police bias for two decades. Share this story with a friend: Facebook Twitter .
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The spokesperson also noted that specifically inMidland PD switched programs for filing reports. Midland PD has been in hot water with residents after the controversial arrest of Tye Anders, a young black man who was filmed last month lying on the ground as Midland police held him at gunpoint after he allegedly ran a stop. Justin Moore is the Dallas-based criminal and civil rights attorney representing Tye Anders. Thanks for donating today. From Marfa Public Radio:. According to the reports, black and Hispanic drivers are consistently pulled over at higher rates than white drivers.
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If you found the reporting above valuable, please consider making a donation to support it here. In a written statement, a spokesperson for the Midland Police Department told Marfa Public Radio no complaints were filed against officers last year concerning racial profiling.
He also said more community forums on policing will be held in the future, but so far no dates have been set. Herman explained the Midland Police Department makes efforts to weed out bias, including releasing an annual report called the Racial Profiling Analysis, which is required by state law.
Your gift helps pay for everything you find on texasstandard. InMidland PD made 1, traffic stops that included a search. Each year, the study tallies traffic stops that ended with some sort of warning, ticket or arrest alongside demographic data. The case has only grown in relevance to residents as nationwide protests against police brutality continue.
The Midland Police Department denied that its policies resulted in a higher rate of stops for black drivers. The Midland Police Department pulled over black and Hispanic residents at consistently higher rates than whites between anda Marfa Public Radio review of police records has revealed. Last year, black drivers were almost twice as likely to be arrested after a traffic stop than white drivers, and more frequently searched too.