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Minorities more likely to report use of force by police
[Washington, DC]


March 15, 2001
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Minorities more likely to report use of force by police
[Washington, DC]

Associated Press
March 12, 2001, Monday, City Edition
Copyright 2001 Dayton Newspapers, Inc.
Dayton Daily News
March 12, 2001, Monday, City Edition

(WASHINGTON) -- Blacks and Hispanics were twice as likely as whites to report the use of force in encounters with police, said a report that also showed black drivers were more likely than whites to be stopped, searched, handcuffed or ticketed than whites.

Two percent of blacks and Hispanics who had face-to-face encounters with police in 1999 reported force or threatened force, compared to just under one percent among whites, the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics reported Sunday.

Full story: Minorities more likely to report use of force by police
[Washington, DC]





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