Radio station WBBM 780 aired a segment about the recent ACLU of Illinois study that found significant racial disparity in traffic stops and resulting searches by the Chicago Police Department (CPD). The report found that the rate of black drivers being stopped (46%) was far higher than the rate of black residents in the city population (32%). The report also found that the rates of black and Latino drivers being stopped in white neighborhoods were even more disproportionate to their population rate. WBBM spoke with senior staff counsel Adam Schwartz:
“There ought to be no targeting of minorities for stops and searches. We believe, when the system is working, that people of all races, and colors, and religions, and whatnot are getting stopped by the police and searched by the police at similar rates,” he said.