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Texas DPS Plans To Regularly Review Traffic Stops

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AUSTIN (AP) – The Texas Department of Public Safety says it will regularly review traffic stop data to ensure minority motorists are not being stopped and searched at higher rates than white drivers.

DPS for years has asserted its troopers don’t conduct the illegal practice of profiling motorists based on race or ethnicity.

A review of 14 million DPS records from 2009 to 2015 by the Austin American-Statesman revealed that Hispanic motorists were 33 percent more likely to be searched than white drivers.

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