The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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February 10, 2009

<i>Racial profiling:</i> Blacks, Hispanics more likely to be stopped in W.Va.


State Police Sgt. Michael Baylous said Tuesday the agency had not seen the report, but troopers stopped filling out the forms on Jan. 1.

Haas said it will be up to the Legislature to decide if additional studies are needed.

House Judiciary Chairwoman Carrie Webster, D-Kanawha, co-sponsored the study legislation in 2006. Webster did not immediately return a phone call Tuesday.

In the meantime, Crabtree said the study is a “really good step. At least we have a good idea of what we’re dealing with.”

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