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Ron Louie was the first police chief in Oregon to collect data on the race and ethnicity of people stopped by his officers in Hillsboro. Only a few others followed his lead. Photo by Kate Willson.

The Chief: Ron Louie, retired chief of the Hillsboro Police Department, was the state’s first official to collect data about the race and ethnicity of drivers his officers stopped. Other agencies, he said, were “frightened by the scrutiny of the numbers.”

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