The study will examine Ann Arbor’s police records for evidence of bias at traffic stops

Ann Arbor Police Officer Mike Alvarez speaks to a driver who died Jan.

ANN ARBOR, MI – A research study looking for potential biases in the way police conduct traffic controls in Ann Arbor receives a funding boost.

Ann Arbor’s Police Oversight Commission, in partnership with the Southeast Michigan Criminal Justice Policy Research Project at Eastern Michigan University, was awarded a fellowship from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan to investigate whether there are racial, age, or gender differences when it comes to whoever is pulled over and a ticket from the city police.

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