Report: "Driving While Black" in Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A study released Tuesday says Nashville Police are guilty of racial profiling.
The 200 page report was compiled by Gideon’s Army, a group that advocates for children caught up in the legal system.
The Tennessean reports the study analyzed metro data on nearly 2 million traffic stops. It says police stop residents of color far more often than whites.
A metro spokesman responded that police simply concentrate enforcement where crime takes place. They also contend that traffic stops are an effective tool for preventing crime.
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