AG Chris Koster releases 2015 racial disparity vehicle stop report

KJLU / June 1, 2016 /

A new report released by the Attorney General shows that African American drivers continue to be stopped more frequently than white drivers on Missouri roads.

The review, released today, shows that over the course of 2015, black drivers were nearly 70 percent more likely than white motorists to be pulled over. Just 16 years earlier, the difference was only 31 percent.

Chris Koster says while the report doesn’t prove that officers are making stops based on driver’s race or ethnicity, the data can provide officials a starting point as they consider improvements to address the issues.