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Study: Minorities more likely to be cited by Metro Transit police for fare evasion

 


Blacks and American Indians are far more likely to be ticketed than warned by Metro Transit police for fare evasion, according to an agency review that unearthed "troubling" disparities in the way some minorities are treated by law enforcement on public transit.

The analysis of light-rail and bus passengers was conducted by Metro Transit after the Minnesota chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union submitted a request for public data following several high-profile incidents involving police and people of color earlier this year.

http://www.startribune.com/study-native-americans-and-blacks-more-likely-to-be-cited-by-metro-transit-police-for-fare-evasion/362846081/

 

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