Racial Profiling Study Is Inconclusive

A study aimed at finding out whether police in Vermont engage in racial profiling says data from four police departments shows no clear pattern of it, but that it may be happening.

Police, community track racial profiling

For the past six months, police officers in four Chittenden county communities have been recording the race of each person they stop for a traffic violation.  Their efforts are part of a community and law enforcement collaboration called Uncommon Alliance. 

VT Edition: Racial Profiling in Vermont

VPR’s Jane Lindholm talks with one of the founding members of Uncommon Alliance, the South Burlington Police Chief, and the Executive Director of the Vermont Human Rights Commission about racial profiling in Vermont.

Documenting racial profiling

We look into a community group that’s behind the push for four Chittenden county police departments to track the race of motorists they stop for traffic violations.  Also, a live performance from Vermont singer songwriter Lisa Piccirillo.