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Resource ID: #21390
Subject: Police
Source: American-Statesmen (Austin, Texas)
Date: Jan. 25-29; Feb. 8, 29; March 28; Nov. 28



Austin Police Department records show that police are more likely to use force against minorities than against white people. Austin police do not use force more often than police in other comparable cities. But when they do use force, it is often directed against minorities. The authors look at specific cases to see how socio-economic factors, education and diversity affect who the police use force against. This article prompted changes in city policy.

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