Will Asheville Police Response To Traffic Stop Report Suffice?

May 16, 2017

A recent report showed Asheville police were pulling over far more African-American drivers than their white counterparts – even though the white population in the city dwarfs that of the black population.  Asheville Citizen-Times reporter Joel Burgess spoke with BPR’s Matt Bush about the police response to that report as well as the latest on the police department’s request for nearly $1-million in additional funds to hire more officers in response to a spike in crime downtown.