On Nov. 6, 2017 the Columbia City Council received the Vehicle Stops and Listening Tour Summary report. The vehicle stops data is submitted to the Missouri Attorney General’s Office by the Columbia Police Department and is compiled into a statewide report which looks at four summary indicators: disparity index, search rate, contraband hit rate and arrest rate. Many citizens were concerned about the racial disparities shown in the local vehicle stops data which prompted the listening tour. The listening tour consisted of City officials meeting with various community organizations and citizens over several months to gather feedback and start a conversation about the vehicle stops data.
Below are links to the Vehicle Stops and Listening Tour Summary and the form where the public can leave comments. The comments will be compiled and given to City Council. Comments will be accepted until Jan. 12, 2018.
Copies of the report and printed feedback forms are also available for review in the City Clerk’s office on the 2nd floor of City Hall, 701 E. Broadway, and Columbia Public Library, 100 W. Broadway.