Texas police to be asked again for race data on traffic stops. This time it will be useful

The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement will ask nearly 2,000 Texas law enforcement agencies to resubmit information used to analyze how police were treating minority motorists — but was worthless because the commission did not ask departments to include the race of the drivers in some of the data.

The change comes days after Hearst Newspapers published a story detailing how the information, required by the 2017 Sandra Bland Act, was impossible to use.