Driving while black in Milwaukee has real ticket, arrest consequences

MPD’s strategy for high-crime areas results in more tickets for, arrests of black drivers, study shows
Despite bearing the bulk of the burden of traffic stops by police targeting high-crime areas, African-American drivers in Milwaukee were no more likely to be ticketed or arrested than their white counterparts, according to a Department of Justice draft report.

Arrests were made in just 2% of traffic stops of African-American drivers, the same rate as for white and Hispanic drivers, according to the draft report.

Because so many more black drivers were stopped, however, the actual number arrested - 6,247 from 2013 to 2015 - was the highest among the three groups. There were 1,216 Hispanics and 1,920 whites arrested after traffic stops over the same time period. Read more…

Back to Peace of Mind Advocacy at Work.
Back to peace of mind
Back to top

Last edited by Tyler Schuster.   Page last modified on December 01, 2017

Legal Information |  Designed and built by Emergency Digital. | Hosted by Steadfast Networks