Study finds police officers of color make fewer stops and arrests and use less force than White officers
- February 11, 2021
- Bocar Ba, economics, CNN, Feb. 11, 2021
Now, one of the first studies of its kind -- published Thursday in the journal Science
-- finds that deploying officers of color as well as female officers could reduce
shootings and improve how police treat Black residents. … Co-author Bocar Ba, an assistant
professor of economics at the University of California, Irvine, said the data did
not enable the researchers to attribute to bias the differences in police behavior.
Racial bias could be a factor but further study with additional data is needed to
fully explain the differences.
For the full story, please visit https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/11/us/chicago-police-race-gender-study/index.html.
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