Racial Bias ‘Can’t Be Dismissed’ in Police Use of Force

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police detain a suspect during a 2009 New Years Eve event. Photo by James Willamore/courtesy Creative Commons: James WIllamor/https://www.flickr.com/photos/bz3rk/

White officers use greater force on black suspects than they do on white suspects, according to a new study. At the same time, African-American officers were found to use similar force against both black and white suspects.

The study, co-authored by Prof. William Terrill, a police use-of-force expert with Arizona State University’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice,  and University of Central Florida criminal justice professors Eugene Paoline and Jacinta . . .

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