MULTNOMAH COUNTY, OR - Today, the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission (CJC) published STOP data for all agencies in the state of Oregon, including the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO). The purpose of the Statistical Transparency of Policing Program (STOP) is to identify racial and ethnic disparities through self-initiated traffic and pedestrian stops.
Passed by the state legislature in 2017, STOP adds transparency and accountability to policing.
CJC analyses disparities between white and Asian/PI, Black, Latinx, Native American, and Middle Eastern populations, using data collected between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023. The state’s analysis found that no statistically significant disparity was identified in traffic or pedestrian stops made by MCSO sheriff’s deputies, and found that minority populations received equitable treatment as their white counterparts in many categories, including stops, searches and citations.
“This is the third consecutive year in which the data showed no statistical disparities in traffic and pedestrian stops performed by our sheriff’s deputies,” said Sheriff Nicole Morrisey O’Donnell. “It reflects the values of our deputy sheriffs’ and our agency standards. While I am encouraged by the results, equity work is ongoing. I am committed to continuous improvement and creating safe and thriving communities for everyone.”
During the same time period, MCSO deputies performed 9,700 self-initiated traffic and pedestrian stops. The majority of stops, 98.6%, were of a vehicle, while 1.4% involved a pedestrian.
STOP requires all public safety agencies in the state to submit this data on an annual basis. To view the full report, click here.