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Black and Latino drivers searched more often during traffic stops, Stanford study finds

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Researchers at Stanford have been analyzing data from millions of traffic stops around the country. They call it the "Open Policing Project." This week, they've found evidence that black and Latino drivers are searched during stops more often than white drivers.

No big surprise there. But what IS interesting is how much LESS suspicion it took for police to search black and Latino drivers.  

Sharad Goel is an Assistant Professor at Stanford in the Department of Management Science & Engineering and works with the "Open Policing Project." He spoke with A Martinez to discuss the findings.

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