This Week In Conversation: Are Louisville Metro Police Traffic Stops Effective, Or Racial Profiling?
A now-viral videoof a Louisville Metro Police traffic stop — in which officers pulled over a black teenager in west Louisville for making a wide turn then searched his car after he was handcuffed and frisked — has sparked criticism of LMPD policies.
Police leaders say such stops in high-crime areas are an effective toolin battling drug dealing, gang violence and other problems.
Critics arguethat the policy is over-aggressive, and some say it often amounts to racial profiling.
Next time on WFPL’s In Conversation, we’ll talk about LMPD’s use of traffic stops.
Our guests will include:
- Nicolai Jilek, President of the River City Fraternal Order of Police
- Keturah Herron, ACLU of Kentucky Field Organizer for Juvenile Justice
Listen to In Conversation live on 89.3 WFPL Friday at 11 a.m. or follow along with our live Tweets at @WFPLnews. Call with your questions or comments at 502-814-TALK or tweet us with the hashtag #WFPLconversation. We’re also on Facebook.