Connecticut: Study finds disparities in traffic stops of Hispanics in Ridgefield and Newtown

If you’re Hispanic, you are more likely to be pulled over by police in Ridgefield, Newtown and New Milford during the day than you are at night, when it’s harder to make out a driver’s features.

That is according to a new statewide analysis by a group of researchers working for the Connecticut Racial Profiling Prohibition Project.

While researchers stop short of accusing the three towns of racial profiling, the experts do say that the disparity in daytime and nighttime pullover rates for Hispanics is a “statistically significant disparity” that warrants more investigation.