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9:16 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Kalamazoo Police Chief Describes Department's Work on Racial Bias

Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley speaks to the Kalamazoo City Commission March 10.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

The head of Kalamazoo Public Safety says the department is taking multiple steps to address racial bias in its policing. That’s in response to a study from last year, which showed that on average, Kalamazoo police were stopping African-American drivers twice as often as other motorists.

Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley reported to the city commission last night. He says the department’s efforts include training officers to recognize unconscious prejudices. It’s also led to a department-wide reevaluation of which traffic stops call for a search.

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8:19 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Update on Public Safety Racial Profiling Study Scheduled for Monday's Kalamazoo City Commission Work Session

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Traffic stops are down since release of study that showed blacks are twice as likely as whites to be stopped in Kalamazoo
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo City Commissioners will receive an update on the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety's racial profiling study at a work session tonight. Chief Jeff Hadley will update commissioners on his department's actions since the study came out last September. Commissioners are scheduled to meet at 7 p.m.
6:47 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Traffic Stops by Kalamazoo Public Safety Down Since Racial Profiling Study

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Chief Jeff Hadley says there has been a change in philosophy and strategies for conducting patrols
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Traffic stops by Kalamazoo police are down nearly half in the six months following release of a racial profiling study that found black motorists are more than twice as likely as whites to be pulled over.
7:20 am
Mon September 9, 2013

African-American leaders hope racial profiling study leads to change in Kalamazoo

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Yearlong study shows black drivers in Kalamazoo more than twice as likely to be pulled over than white drivers
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Mattie Jordan-Woods said she can remember feeling she was racially profiled in three separate instances about a decade ago while driving in her neighborhood.
9:12 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Study finds blacks targeted for traffic stops by Kalamazoo Public Safety

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Results of study released during Tuesday's Kalamazoo City Commission meeting
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Black motorists are more than two times as likely to be stopped by police in the city of Kalamazoo than a white person behind the wheel.