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Toothless law requires traffic stop data that ends up rarely used

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3/3/2013 9:00 PM
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The Day, March 3, 2013

The Day, March 3, 2013: UNH associate professor and former police chief John DeCarlo discusses changes to a 1999 CT law requiring police to record descriptive information of drivers when making traffic stops. Says Decarlo, "...[T]he goal is to get it right and provide the State of Connecticut two tools: first, to allow us to find out if there's some kind of systemic racial profiling happening, and secondly to allow us to give police chiefs a method to use as an early warning system, so if they become cognizant of an issue of racial profiling, they will have a method to head it off before it becomes an issue organizationally or individually for particular police officers."

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