Just over half of Newark's population is black. But in the month of July, blacks made up 72-percent of the Stop-and-Frisk cases, according to the first batch of data released today by the Newark Police Department.
- 2,109 people were stopped in July
- 1,527 of those stopped were black
- 376 were either Hispanic or white
- 27-percent resulted in either an arrest or a summons
Last month, Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio said the reports would include the reasons why residents were stopped, but that has not yet been released. The move toward transparency was carved out in an agreement between Mayor Corey Booker, the police department and the American Civil Liberties Union.
Earlier this week, a federal court ruled that the way New York City police use Stop-and-Frisk was unconstitutional.
Newark will continue to release its data every month.