John LoTurco Addresses Racial Bias in Suffolk County Traffic Stops with WABC

A new study has uncovered troubling evidence of racial bias when it comes to cops stopping drivers in Suffolk County. Officers with the Suffolk County Police Department were twice as likely to search vehicles of Black drivers compared to white drivers and were three times more likely to use physical force on black drivers during traffic stops over white drivers, according to a new report.

Our Suffolk County-based partner, John LoTurco, Esq., said in an interview with WABC that these grim statistics are not a surprise to local criminal defense attorneys. Racial profiling on the roads of Long Island has been happening for decades, and it is a travesty that must stop.

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