While pedestrian stops by Chicago police plummeted, officers’ traffic stops soared, ACLU says

Pedestrian stops by Chicago police officers plummeted in number beginning in 2016 after a new state law and an agreement between the ACLU and the Police Department required officers to more thoroughly document and justify the encounters to ease concerns about racial profiling and constitutional violations.

Some even believe the impact contributed to homicides hitting levels in 2016 that had been unseen in two decades.