A new report analyzing millions of traffic stops across California found that Black people were disproportionately stopped and searched by police.
The annual report on police stops highlighted five major California cities.
Out of nearly 3 million reported vehicle and pedestrian stops, Black people were twice as likely to be searched than white people. Police were also nearly three times as likely to use force on Black people rather than white people.
Steven Raphael is co-chair of the Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board, which released the study.
"The disparities are more narrow when you look at more precise measures that are suggestive of policy that has bias," Raphael said. "This is just something that’s characteristic of policing in the United States and it’s something we’re hoping our data analysis in its entire effort will help close these disparities eventually."
The board is recommending policy changes to police training, response to mental health crises and officer complaint transparency.