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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.

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

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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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