NHTSA meets with CT law enforcement to prevent racial profiling

Posted: Updated:
HARTFORD -

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration met with law enforcement leaders at the Connecticut Capitol Thursday, attempting to push back against racial profiling.

A racial profiling task force says too many police departments focus traffic stops in minority neighborhoods without the crime data to justify it.

Meanwhile, Norwalk police are among some departments already working to prevent racial profiling, and now they are hoping other departments do the same. In the past, they have had meetings with the NAACP and had national trainers work with officers.

The Connecticut Racial Profiling Project says Connecticut police departments are collecting ample crime data, but that sometimes their lack of resources to properly analyze it inadvertently leads to racial profiling.

State police say that they've started using a federal system to better analyze data in order to put troopers in areas they are needed most.

  • Connecticut SlideshowsGalleriesMore>>

  • PHOTOS: George H.W. Bush through the years

    PHOTOS: George H.W. Bush through the years

    George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, died Nov. 30 at the age of 94.

    George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, died Nov. 30 at the age of 94.

  • PHOTOS: Services for former President George HW Bush

    PHOTOS: Services for former President George HW Bush

    Former President George HW Bush died Nov. 30 in Houston, Texas.

    Former President George HW Bush died Nov. 30 in Houston, Texas.

  • Notable deaths of 2018

    Notable deaths of 2018

    Photos of celebrities, politicians and other notable people who passed in 2018.

    Photos of celebrities, politicians and other notable people who passed in 2018.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."