About this project: The Day created a database from the information on almost 7,600 "yellow cards" filled out by New London Police Department officers when they made traffic stops in 2011. These cards contain 15 pieces of information, including the driver’s age, race and gender, as well as whether the stop resulted in a search, ticket or arrest.
Visible Government Online, a company that analyzes public data, created a searchable database with the information gathered by The Day. That database is available below.
March 3, 2013; Updated: 4:43 pm
Blacks and Hispanics pulled over by city police are nearly twice as likely as whites to have their vehicles searched, according to an analysis by The Day of motor vehicles stops in 2011.
March 3, 2013; Updated: 12:32 am
March 3, 2013; Updated: 12:45 am
After revamping the law that requires police departments to record information about traffic stops, the state next year hopes to release its most comprehensive analysis of whether race plays a factor in whom the police decide to pull over.