Texas: Study rejects link between Department of Public Safety traffic stops, racial profiling

A report commissioned by the Texas Department of Public Safety acknowledged there were racial disparities in citations that troopers issued during traffic stops, but concluded that those disparities could not be definitively linked to racial profiling.

The report, conducted by two University of North Texas professors, issued no recommendations and said that DPS’ policies align with best practices. A lawmaker and an expert, who have both called DPS’ practices into question, said they wish the analysts had dug deeper.