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Does peer review cast doubt on traffic-stop analysis?

Researchers earlier this month released their third annual statewide report analyzing traffic-stop data in an effort to find signs of potential racial profiling by police. Understanding the report isn’t a simple thumbs up or thumbs down, judging whether it’s right or wrong. “It’s not as easy as saying it’s valid or it’s not; there’s lots of stuff in there,” said Michael Smith, one of the peer reviewers.

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Next wave of police departments face racial disparity analysis

Central Connecticut State University researchers released their third annual statewide report Thursday that identified seven Connecticut police departments for further study because of racial or ethnic disparities in their traffic stop patterns. The departments are Berlin, Monroe, Newtown, Norwich, Ridgefield, Darien and State Police Troop B in North Canaan.

Posted inPolitics

Election results reported by municipalities

Here are unofficial election results from municipal races around the state as posted on the secretary of the state’s election reporting system. The system includes all offices on the ballot but its use by municipalities was optional for this election, so the completeness and speed with which the data are entered is entirely up to each town’s election officials. We also have compiled a list of top-race winners and links to local coverage in a separate post.