HARTFORD, Conn. – A new report on Connecticut police traffic stops singles out six local departments and a state police troop for pulling over minorities at higher rates than whites.
The report released Thursday by Central Connecticut State University analysts looked at data from October 2015 to September 2016 that all police departments were required to submit.
Analysts said Troop B state police in North Canaan and departments in Berlin, Monroe, Newtown, Norwich, Ridgefield and Darien had "statistically significant" disparities in traffic stops of minorities compared with stops of whites. They say those agencies will be analyzed further.
Police officials say they will be looking further into the findings. Some questioned the analysts' methodology.
The report says stops of minority drivers statewide were more likely to happen during daylight hours when their race and ethnicity are more visible.