Landmark study of 7000 Chicago police shows nonwhite officers make fewer stops, use less force
- February 11, 2021
- Bocar Ba, economics, Science, Feb. 11, 2021
Bocar Ba spent a good part of his youth “scrambling” from police, he says. The University
of California, Irvine, economist grew up in the notorious banlieues of Paris, and
as a young Black man, he often encountered law enforcement in ways that most scholars
do not. … Now, Ba and his colleagues … found that Black, Hispanic, and female officers
in Chicago made fewer stops and arrests than their white male counterparts, especially
for petty crimes.
For the full story, please visit https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/02/landmark-study-7000-chicago-police-shows-nonwhite-officers-make-fewer-stops-use-less.
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