Black motorists more likely to be pulled over by NYPD, new city data show
Black motorists are more likely to be pulled over by police than members of the city’ s other racial groups, New York Police Department data released Friday show. - Bernhard Richter/Dreamstime/TNS

NEW YORK — Black motorists are more likely to be pulled over by police than members of the city’s other racial groups, New York Police Department data released Friday show. During the first three months of 2022, NYPD officers stopped 51,373 Black motorists — accounting for 29% of all the vehicle stops made in the five boroughs, the data shows. That 29% pullover rate for black motorists contrasts with city government data that show Blacks make up about 20% of the city’s population. Whites and Latinos were proportionally less likely to be stopped, the data show. Whites accounted for about 25% of...