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Wed Aug 21, 2019, 05:27 AM

Columbus police have a "significant disparity of use of force against minority residents"

Source-https://www.dispatch.com/news/20190821/columbus-police-use-force-disproportionately-against-minorities-study-finds

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Snip-"Columbus police have a "significant disparity of use of force against minority residents" that the city must address, according to a consultant's recommendations on improving the division.

Highlighting multiple issues of racial disparity, a 330-page review by Matrix Consulting Group, completed for the Columbus Community Safety Advisory Commission as part of its review of city police training and procedures, found numerous racial divides within the Police Division.




Snip-"Though white residents make up almost 61% of the city's population, they account for 26 percent of the Police Division's 438 incidents involving use of force in 2017, the study found. Blacks, however, account for about half of the use-of-force incidents hovering between 49% and 53% since 2013, even though black residents make up only 28% of the city's population.

"There was a clear and discernible disparity of application (of use of force) between 'black' and 'white' contacts," said the report, obtained by The Dispatch through the Ohio Public Records Act."

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ck4829 Aug 22 #1

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Thu Aug 22, 2019, 06:04 AM

1. Disturbing

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