Racial Profiling Study Is Inconclusive

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(Host) 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. 

A copy of the study obtained by The Associated Press says nonwhite drivers were searched more often than white ones. But it also says the small sample size makes it difficult to conclude that police had targeted drivers based on their color.

The sample consisted of a little more than 13,000 stops by police in Burlington, South Burlington and Winooski and at the University of Vermont over the course of a year.

The study, which was publicly released late on Wednesday, was conducted by the Institute on Race and Justice at Northeastern University.

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