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#BlackLiesMatter: White Dallas Officers Aren’t More Likely to Use Force Against Black People, Study Says

17th July 2017

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Researches analyzed 5,630 use-of-force reports from the Dallas Police Department from 2014-2015. They focused on reports that did not include fatal use of force because those incidents happened too rarely, researchers explained in the American Journal of Public Health.

Researcher Stephen Bishopp, a professor at the University of North Texas, says there’s more to the numbers than just this cursory view. When he and fellow researchers controlled for outside factors, such as suspect cooperation and the officer’s size, the relationship between race and use of force disappeared.

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