New Report Details Racial Data In Vermont Police Stops

Jan 9, 2017

On Monday morning, new data was released on police traffic stops from more than two dozen local police departments in Vermont. The researchers who compiled the data say black and Hispanic drivers are significantly more likely to be stopped by police in Vermont than white drivers.

The push to compile data like this is driven by the concern that racial bias puts disproportionate police attention on people of color.

The report looks at police stops for the 29 largest police departments in the state. On the next Vermont Edition, we'll unpack the data with the lead researcher, Stephanie Seguino, economics professor at the University of Vermont, and hear the perspective of Burlington Police Chef Brandon del Pozo.

Read the full report here.

Plus, we'll learn about a South Burlington startup that's building propulsion systems for tiny satellites. Ryan McDevitt of GreenScale Technologies joins us to explain more.

Broadcast live on Monday, January 9, 2017 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.