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Koster: Missouri police stopped blacks 75 percent more than whites in 2014

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missouri's top law enforcer says the disparity last year between the number of black drivers pulled over, versus motorists stopped who are white, was the highest since 2000.

Attorney General Chris Koster says the state's African-American drivers were 75 percent more likely than their white counterparts to be stopped on Missouri's roads based on their proportionate share of the driving-age population.

Koster says that disparity is the highest since the state's data collection began in 2000.

The report is Missouri's first released since 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed in August. 

Koster's report shows that black drivers were pulled over in Ferguson at a lower rate than the statewide average.

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