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Sandra Bland: Texas records show racial breakdown of those stopped by same trooper

Sandra Bland: Texas records show racial breakdown of those stopped by same trooper

The Texas state trooper whose traffic stop of Sandra Bland last month ignited national controversy did not appear to disproportionately stop minority drivers, records show, but a racial profiling expert cautioned that it's difficult to draw conclusions from the figures. Trooper Brian T. Encinia, 30, was hired by the Texas Department of Public Safety in January 2014. He reported for on-the-job field training July 14 and started making traffic stops on Aug. 7, 2014, according to records released to the Los Angeles Times last week. “As is standard during this training period, a new trooper's [field training officer] will take the lead on traffic stops during the initial...

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