Columbia interim police chief Geoff Jones is seeking to assemble a work group to examine the Vehicle Stop Report Data released by the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. Jones spoke to Columbia City Council Monday night about the effort and about the recent changes he’s made to the police department.
The working group would examine the racial disparities found in the Vehicle Stop Report Data released by the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. The group would examine the data, find gaps and ultimately provide suggestions to Jones for the police department to improve its service.
Don Love, the co-chair of the Empower Missouri Human Rights Task Force, told the council during public comment that the group could help address race disparity in traffic stops found in the 2018 city survey and Vehicle Stop Report.