Minority drivers are more likely to get tickets after being pulled
over than white drivers are. They're also more likely to have their
vehicles searched, although police more often find illegal material
in cars driven by white people.
The findings are from a review of
virtually all Illinois traffic stops in 2010. The study was
conducted for the Illinois Department of Transportation.
The American Civil Liberties Union said Wednesday that the new
figures support its claim that minorities are treated unfairly by
the Illinois State Police when it comes to searching vehicles. The
state police have denied any misconduct.
The overall number of traffics stops fell by 4 percent last year.
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