Study Finds Police Fatally Shoot Unarmed Black Men at Disproportionate Rates
The Washington Post
April 7, 2016

“A new academic study that builds on Washington Post research into fatal shootings by police has found that unarmed [B]lack men were shot and killed last year at disproportionately high rates and that officers involved may be biased in how they perceive threats.

“The study,’Fatal Shootings By US Police Officers in 2015: A Bird’s Eye View,’ was conducted by criminal justice researchers from the University of Louisville and the University of South Carolina. It is being reviewed for academic publication and will be shared this week with members of the Major Cities Chiefs Police Association, which includes officials from departments in the 50 largest cities and metropolitan areas.”

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