Disproportionate traffic stops hit minorities hard, panelists in Minneapolis stress

Minneapolis police data show that black motorists are disproportionately pulled over for minor infractions and therefore are more likely than whites to be patted down or have their vehicles searched.

“You have a lot of innocent people get caught up when we’re looking for homicide suspects,” said Deputy Chief Art Knight, who is black.

Those statistics are worse for low-level arrests, where black people are nine to 10 times more likely to be detained, he said.