The following statement can be attributed to an Austin Police Department spokesperson:
The Austin Police Department has received the Joint Report of APD Racial Profiling Data and is currently reviewing the findings of the report. We remain committed to eliminating racial disparities among communities of color and underrepresented populations.
Although we are in the initial stages of reviewing the results and recommendations, we are pleased that according to the data, there has been some progress made to minimize the disproportionate number of traffic stops made among these communities. We recognize there is work that still remains and we continue to make strides towards providing equitable public safety for the entire Austin community.