According to a new report released by the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, Chicago police stop black motorists more than their white counterparts.
“Black motorists are being stopped far more likely than we would expect,” said Adam Schwartz, a senior staff counsel for the ACLU of Illinois. “We think that tends to show that police have different tests when deciding who to stop and who to search.”
According to an analysis by the ACLU earlier this year, police in Illinois have made little progress combating racial profiling. That report states that police searched the cars of Black and Latino driver far more than those of whites, despite finding drugs and other contraband at a higher rate in vehicles driven by whites.
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