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Tampa police arrest more blacks than any other race, new data shows

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Tampa police arrest more black men and women than any other racial group, according to new numbers obtained by WTSP-TV. This statistical disparity comes ahead of an upcoming U.S. Justice Department review of the Tampa Police Department procedures on vehicle and bicycle code enforcement. While recent Census estimates show 26 percent of Tampa’s population are African American, black men and women made up 54 percent of all TPD arrests in 2013. WTSP reporter Noah Pransky notes that those racial demographics outpace…

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