Racial disparities in LAPD stops fueled by failed crime-fighting strategy, audit finds

LAPD officers give a man a ticket for an expired registration in South Los Angeles on July 25, 2019.

LAPD officers give a man a ticket for an expired registration in South Los Angeles on July 25, 2019.(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

An independent review of hundreds of thousands of stops conducted by Los Angeles police officers last year has found that racial disparities previously identified in a Times investigation were in part the result of failed strategies to use traffic and other minor violations “as a pretext to identify or suppress more serious crimes.”

READ MORE HERE: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-10-24/racial-disparities-in-lapd-stops-fueled-by-failed-crime-fighting-strategy-audit-finds?utm_source=sfmc_100035609&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=News+Alert%3a+Racial+disparities+in+LAPD+stops+fueled+by+failed+crime-fighting+strategy%2c+audit+finds+-&utm_term=https%3a%2f%2fwww.latimes.com%2fcalifornia%2fstory%2f2020-10-24%2fracial-disparities-in-lapd-stops-fueled-by-failed-crime-fighting-strategy-audit-finds&utm_id=16535&sfmc_id=1409945

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