An investigative report on racial profiling by policemen in Cincinnati and other cities
Devoting 14 months to a computer-assisted analysis of 4 million traffic stops in more than a dozen American cities, Dateline demonstrated how Cincinnati police used racial profiling in an effort to fight crime. The investigation was sparked by the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager because he had 14 unpaid traffic violations. Th NBC team deepened its reporting on racial profiling by comparing Cincinnati to several other American cities and by questioning the effectiveness of this controversional policing technique. This report is ambitious, balanced storytelling that layers disturbing profiles of victims with alarming statistical evidence.
John Larson, correspondent; Jason Samuels, Andrew Lehren, producers; Gary Simmons, editor; Jennifer Sherwood, assistant producer; Marc Rosenwasser, executive editor; David Corvo, Neal Shapiro, executive producers.