Report: Douglas County blacks stopped twice as often for traffic offenses

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Posted: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 12:00 am

LINCOLN — An annual report on racial profiling continues to show that African-Americans in Douglas County are stopped for traffic offenses almost twice as frequently as their proportion of the adult population.

Black residents represent 10.4 percent of the adult population in the state's largest county but represent 19.8 percent of those stopped for suspected traffic violations, according to the Nebraska Crime Commission.

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