Missouri: Columbia PD and community collaborate on addressing vehicle stop reports, racial disparity

The Columbia Police Department held a meeting Wednesday evening with certain members of the public to collaborate on ways to address police vehicle stop data and racial disparities.

“We have, for years now, been taking the Attorney General’s report and saying that the data is insufficient to impact the racial disparity that we have in traffic stops,” said Interim Police Chief Geoff Jones. “I want to get to a point with this group to where we can address some of those variables, known and unknown, so that we can improve the quality of life for the people who live here. all of the people who live here.”