Report: California Police Shut Down Significantly In 2020

Kathleen Ronayne The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Traffic and pedestrian stops by California law enforcement declined significantly in 2020 from the previous year, but black and transgender people were still more likely to be searched as white or cisgender people, according to a state report released Friday. The annual report of the California Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Committee gathered data on arrests made by officers from 18 law enforcement agencies. The data includes what officers perceive as the race, ethnicity, gender, and disability status of the people they control so the state can better identify and analyze biases in policing. Collectively, these agencies arrested 2.9 million people in 2020. This is 26.5% fewer stops than in 2


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