UPDATE October 15: Victory! The Minneapolis police announced they would begin tracking this data. Thanks to all of you for signing.
Stopping and frisking is a common tactic of the Minneapolis Police Department. But a recent study by the Police Conduct Oversight Commission showed that for 68% of these stops, MPD officers don't record ANY information. For stops that result in no citation, there's no information for 74% of the stops.
Not having this information is a big deal. It means we don't know why people were stopped or whether they were stopped legally. It means we don't know what happened during the stop. And it means we don't know the race of people being stopped. Although we see young black men disproportionately stopped on West Broadway every week, we have no data to demonstrate whether racial profiling is happening or its extent.
A recent ACLU report showed that black and Native American people in Minneapolis are nearly nine times more likely to be arrested for low-level offenses. These numbers came from MPD's own data. We need MPD to record data that will let us see the racial impacts of stop-and-frisks as well--and allow that data to be publicly accessible.
Sign below to call on the MPD to start tracking data for stop-and-frisks.