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Denver police no longer stopping drivers for low-level traffic violations

Posted on AllSides May 14th, 2024
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The Denver Police Department is limiting its officers from making certain low-level traffic stops to free them up to focus on more serious crimes. Why it matters: The policy shift is intended to improve efficiency for an agency short 167 officers and seeing longer response times. It's also an attempt to reduce incidents of racial profiling by police, which critics say too often lead to violence. • Multiple analyses in recent years have shown that DPD tends to stop, ticket and arrest Black and Hispanic people at a disproportionately higher...

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