By: Mark Blackwell Thomas | Published: August 13, 2020 | 12:46 pm | SHARE: When looking for cities to conduct research on the intersection of police behavior, race and location, James Wright II, an assistant professor of public administration at Florida State University, didn’t have many options. It was 2016 and, at that time, Minneapolis was the only city that had publicly available information about police stops with the detailed, longitudinal and latitudinal information Wright required to plot police stops block by block.
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White Police Officers Use Force More Often Than Non-White Colleagues
White police officers are far more likely to use force than their nonwhite counterparts, especially in minority neighborhoods, according to a study from Texas A&M University researchers.