A study of the 990 incidents in 2015 in which deadly force was used by police and resulted in death has found that African Americans were more than twice as likely to have been unarmed during the encounter.
The authors of the study, published in the most recent volume of the American Society of Criminology’s Criminology & Public Policy journal, concluded that “implicit bias” was a critical factor leading to a police officer’s failure to judge . . .
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