Lubbock police say race does not play a role in traffic stops and arrests. The department released its racial profiling numbers.
Police made nearly 50,000 traffic stops last year. 59% of those stopped were white. 39% were Hispanic and 10% were African American.
Out of nearly 400 vehicle searches after a traffic stop, Hispanics were searched the most at 45%. White and African-Americans were about even at 28% and 27%.
Police made 491 arrests from traffic stops in 2005. 49% of those arrested were Hispanic. 26% were white and 25% were African American.
Police say the numbers are representative of the city's demographic make-up.
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