CHICAGO – Black residents are 10 times more likely than whites to be shot by police in the Windy City, according to an analysis of recent data from the City of Chicago Independent Police Review Authority.
“In black and Latino, lower-income neighborhoods you will see police officers who are instructed to stop and frisk and aggressively search every day,” civil rights attorney Craig Futterman told the Chicago Reporter, which first crunched the data.
Futterman, who founded the University of Chicago’s Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, added, “These opportunities for conflict to escalate present themselves. And they often do.”
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