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What Kind Of Data Should Police Collect During Traffic Stops?

San Diego police officers pull over drivers in the Skyline neighborhood of Sa...

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Above: San Diego police officers pull over drivers in the Skyline neighborhood of San Diego on June 9, 2015.

What Kind Of Data Should Police Collect During Traffic Stops?


Andrea Guerrero, executive director, Alliance San Diego

Starting in 2018, police officers across California will be required to collect data on who they stop and why.

The new requirement is part of AB 953, a bill signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, which is designed to shed light on the prevalence of racial profiling.

A recent report showed people of color were more likely to be searched than whites when pulled over by San Diego police officers.

The California Department of Justice has released the proposed regulations for the traffic stop data collection and is seeking public comment through Jan. 27, 2017.

Andrea Guerrero, executive director at the nonprofit community group Alliance San Diego, is on a state advisory board that helped draft the regulations.

Guerrero discusses the proposed regulations, Monday on KPBS Midday Edition.


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