Skip to main content Skip to navigation
Traffic stop study shows no racial or ethnic bias
June 27, 2005

PULLMAN — Washington State University researchers will present their findings on June 28 from phase three of a four-year study examining whether there are any patterns of racial or ethnic bias or profiling in traffic stops. The study, conducted at the request of the Washington State Patrol, examined data from more than a million traffic stops.  Two presentations will be made – in Spokane and Seattle.A report, entitled “Assessment of Racial and Ethnic Equity and Bias in Stops, Citations and Searches Using Multivariate Quantitative and Multi-method Qualitative Research Techniques,” has been issued by the research team. The findings detailed in that report indicate that the team found no … » More …