Maybe it's not "disproportionate"
5 women killed by black driver in Minneapolis ONE DAY after DOJ report accuses MPD of stopping too many black drivers
From the June 16 report:
MPD Stops Black and Native American People at Disproportionate Rates
… We estimate that MPD stops Black people at 6.5 times the rate at which it stops white people, given their shares of the population. Similarly, we estimate MPD stops Native American people at 7.9 times the rate at which it stops white people, given population shares.
The very next day, June 17:
MINNEAPOLIS -- A community is grieving after a speeding driver hit another vehicle in south Minneapolis Friday night, killing three women and two girls.
According to Minneapolis Police Chief Brian O'Hara, a state trooper saw a speeding driver on Interstate 35W around 10:15 p.m. Before the trooper could stop the vehicle, the driver exited onto Second Avenue and ran a red light, hitting another vehicle at the Lake Street intersection….
The speeding driver ran off, but was caught by police.…. "This kind of reckless behavior from an individual - who survived. Who took five girls who had their future away. We want justice for these girls," [City Councilmember Jamal Osman] said.
MN Crime UPDATE: According to multiple sources, the suspect driver who fled is Derrick John Thompson, 27, the son of former DFL State Representative John Thompson.
Derrick Thompson previously pleaded guilty to fleeing police and causing a crash in Montecito, Calif. in September 2018, according to local media. In that case, Thompson, who was 22 at the time, was fleeing from Ventura police and struck a pedestrian before bailing on foot. Two passengers in Thompson’s vehicle—one from Maplewood, Minn., and the other from Newport—were arrested, but Thompson was not found at the time. More than 17 pounds of marijuana and $20,000 in cash were found in the trunk of the vehicle, which crashed into a wall on the side of the roadway....
[His father, f]ormer Rep. John Thompson, who became an activist after the police killing of his coworker Philando Castile in 2016, won a seat representing Saint Paul’s east side in 2020. The next year, questions mounted as to whether or not Thompson actually lived in the district he was representing after police cited him for a July 2021 traffic violation in Saint Paul and he presented a Wisconsin ID. Multiple allegations of domestic abuse surfaced and Minnesota House DFL voted to expel Thompson from its caucus.
In April 2022, SPPD Chief Todd Axtell accused Thompson of abusing his position after he allegedly tried to bully police officers during his daughter’s traffic stop. He lost re-election by an overwhelming margin in 2022.