Racial disparity in Chicago cops’ use of force laid bare in new data
- February 11, 2021
- Bocar Ba, economics, TechCrunch, Feb. 11, 2021
Analysis of a trove of data extracted from the Chicago Police Department has revealed
major differences between how Black and white officers, as well as male and female
ones, actually enforce the law. This rare apples-to-apples comparison supports the
idea that improving diversity in law enforcement may also improve the quality of policing.
… This study by B.A. Ba et al., however, is based on highly detailed CPD records resulting
from requests made to the department over a period of three years. It’s a collaboration
between researchers from UC Irvine, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, and
Columbia, and was published today in Science (access is free).
For the full story, please visit https://techcrunch.com/2021/02/11/newly-released-data-show-major-racial-disparity-in-chicago-cops-use-of-force/.
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