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Louisville police chief wants to study race data

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad wants to have study performed on police data to counter claims that officers use racial profiling when making traffic stops.

Police have asked for $55,000 to study data collected on the race of people stopped for traffic violations, The Courier-Journal reported (http://cjky.it/MgcJnx ).

Conrad said he wants to talk about crime issues in Louisville, but he has been confronted in community meetings about whether officers engage in racial profiling when they pull people over.

He said he doesn't think that is happening and a study will help him show that. The department has a policy against racial profiling and Conrad said the department would institute training program if the study finds racial profiling is a problem.

 

Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

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