A report commissioned by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California shows that black and Hispanic residents are stopped, frisked, searched and arrested by Los Angeles Police Department officers far more frequently than white residents --dramatically demonstrating that the LAPD must do more to eliminate bias from its policing.
This report, released in October 2008, was prepared by Ian Ayres, the William K. Townsend Professor at Yale Law School, and Jonathan Borowsky, research assistant, Yale Law School.
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