Missouri traffic stop data to be released Monday - KMOV.com

Missouri traffic stop data to be released Monday

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is expected to release traffic stop data Monday.

Over the last month News 4 has taken a closer look at policing practices of departments across the area. The investigations reinforced what recent state statistics have shown: Missouri law enforcement officers have continued to pull over more black drivers than white drivers.

The law in Missouri requires all state, county and municipal law enforcement agencies in the state to annually report specific information, including a driver's race for each vehicle stop they make.

Departments are required to turn the data into Koster by March 1, who is required to compile the data and report to Gov. Nixon no later than June 1.

Despite sending written notices in October, December, January and February, Koster's officer said the police departments in Ferguson and Wellston were still late turning in their respective data.

Last year's report found black drivers were 66 percent more likely to get pulled over than white drivers.

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