Charlottesville Stop and Frisk

Overview: As part of his Determined series, journalist Jordy Yager’s Determined to be Free exam-ined the disparate impact of mass incarcera-tion on the Black community locally. Building on several years of Charlottesville police data on temporary detentions, collected by local attorney Jeff Fogel through multiple FOIA requests, we generated a dashboard that looked at the data from several angles --the who, where, and why of stop and frisk events --to support this important community story.

Michele Claibourn and Sam Powers, “Charlottesville Police, Temporary Detentions,” The Equity Center, A UVA Democracy Initiative Center for the Redress of Inequity through Community-Engaged Scholarship, Last Accessed August 16, 2021,

Jordy Yager, “Determined to Be Free,” Charlottesville Tomorrow, June 12, 2020,