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Audit: Panel may warn police about missing data

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An advisory board is considering warning police in Connecticut's capital city that the department faces a possible loss of state funding for failing to report data on thousands of traffic stops.

The reports are required under a state law designed to prevent racial profiling.

An audit of Hartford police records disclosed Friday that the department submitted valid data for about 2,000 traffic stops made between Oct. 1, 2015, and Sept. 30, 2016, but that dispatch logs show there were actually about 6,500 stops during that period.

Members of the Connecticut Racial Profiling Prohibition Project Advisory Board say they're looking into whether to warn Hartford police and other departments about the penalties for not complying with the law.

Hartford police say they're confident officers collected the required data and they're trying to determine why the data is missing.

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