G.R. Mayor: 'Deeply disappointed' in traffic stop report

Mayor responds to report

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - The Mayor of Grand Rapids says she has had time to review a report revealing showing police officers in the city pull over minorities more than any other drivers on the road.

Mayor Rosalynn Bliss say the findings "don't reflect the values and priorities of our city," and she is "deeply disappointed with its findings. "

The report released on Tuesday looked at patterns in traffic stops between 2013 and 2015.

Researchers found African Americans are twice as likely to be stopped by police in Grand Rapids compared to others and also more likely to be searched by officers.

Hispanics were "over stopped" in 5 different locations in the city.

Bliss posted on Facebook about the report. 


She also says she plans to ask the city commission to support funding for analysis of 2016 traffic data.

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