- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - A team that tracks traffic stops in an effort to check on any racial profiling has found errors in data submitted by Davenport police officers last year.

The Quad-City Times reports (https://bit.ly/1I1ov5w ) that St. Ambrose University professor Chris Barnum said Tuesday that his team found some odd driver’s license and license plate numbers had been entered into police computer records. Barnum said at meeting of the League of United Latin American Citizens in Davenport that the errors accounted for less than 2 percent of the data from about 11,000 traffic stops.

Loxi Hopkins, a member of the Davenport Community Advisory Panel, says she believes the errors were deliberate.

Davenport Police Chief Don Schaeffer says it appears the errors were made in haste rather than in attempts to skew the data.


Information from: Quad-City Times, https://www.qctimes.com

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