San Francisco Police Underreport Arrest Rates for Latinos, Asians

San Francisco Police Underreport Arrest Rates for Latinos, Asians

August 14, 2012 | by Shoshana Walter | The Bay Citizen

SFPD has misclassified Latinos and Asians in arrest reports, according to The Bay Citizen, causing statistics to be inaccurate. SFPD has admitted to the misrepresentation involving the classifications of Latinos as “white” and Asians as “other,” and attributes these inaccuracies to outdated technology. 

SFPD has misclassified Latinos and Asians in arrest reports, according to The Bay Citizen, causing statistics to be inaccurate. SFPD has admitted to the misrepresentation involving the classifications of Latinos as “white” and Asians as “other,” and attributes these inaccuracies to outdated technology.