A study on traffic stops has begun in Grand Rapids. Monday night, city leaders met members of the Hispanic Community.
The study will find out if race plays a factor in traffic stops. Hispanic leaders say the issue needs to be investigated.
"When you have national candidates single out Latinos, you bet there is racial profiling that happens," says Roberto Torres. "There's race baiting that happens. We have to be very sensitive that it affects what happens here in Grand Rapids and we need to be mindful."
Researchers began gathering data on Monday, Aug. 29, 2016.
The results of the report are expected to be completed in March 2017.