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IG: Data flaws hamper study of NOPD stops, frisk

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Inspector General's Office says it cannot determine whether the police department is carrying out so-called "field interviews" without bias. Field interviews are better known informally as "stops-and-frisks."

The inspector general's office says flaws in the collection of data on field interviews make it impossible to determine whether stops of individuals are done constitutionally and without evidence of age, gender, or racial profiling.

Among the problems: When multiple people are stopped at one time for a field interview, only one card is filled out on the incident. In his response Chief Ronal Serpas said the department agrees with the observations in the report, but adds that the department currently needs funding reprogram its data system to include the improvements that are needed.

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