White Chicago cops use force more often than Black officers
- February 11, 2021
- Bocar Ba, economics, Scientific American, Feb. 11, 2021
White police officers in Chicago are far more likely than their Black counterparts
to stop, arrest or use force against Black civilians … according to a study published
Thursday in Science. … It is unclear how the results of the new research apply to
other cities, given Chicago’s long history of tensions between civilians and the police.
But study co-author Bocar Ba, an economist at the University of California, Irvine,
says the research still provides a template for evaluating reform efforts. “What is
needed is more data transparency, access to institutional details, and researchers
from all across the board,” Ba adds.
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