Portland police review shows racial disparities in arrests

PORTLAND, Maine — A report by the University of Southern Maine and Northeastern University found several racial disparities in arrests among the Po...

January 5, 2023
1:58 AM

PORTLAND, Maine — A report by the University of Southern Maine and Northeastern University found several racial disparities in arrests among the Portland Police Department. The report, which was requested by the department, took more than a year to complete, according to George Shaler, a senior research associate at USM. "I have to give the Portland Police Department some credit... they wanted to engage with both USM and Northeastern in this study," Shaler said. The study analyzed arrest data from the department between 2018 and 2020.

Jack Molmud