Nebraska law enforcement agencies continued to report racial disparities in traffic stops in 2016.
In Douglas County, for example, black drivers accounted for 28.5 percent of traffic stops by all local agencies, though blacks represent 11 percent of the county’s population.
Meanwhile, whites accounted for 56 percent of Douglas County stops and 71 percent of the population.
Similar disparities have shown up for years.
The latest data from the annual report, provided by law enforcement agencies to the Nebraska Crime Commission as required by law, break down traffic stops by race, reason for the stop, outcome and whether officers conducted searches.