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Wed Aug 21, 2019, 05:46 AM

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

Cross posted to Ohio Group. Different snips posted there
Source-https://www.dispatch.com/news/20190821/columbus-police-use-force-disproportionately-against-minorities-study-finds


Snip1-"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.


Snip2-"Most city residents are confident in police conduct and accountability, a survey found. Almost two-thirds "agree" or "strongly agree" that police officers protect the rights of everyone in the community and make decisions that are good for all residents. When misconduct does occur, officers are held accountable, 62% of residents said.

However, views vary significantly by race and ethnicity, the report found, with nonwhite and black residents giving "substantially lower performance ratings overall compared to white residents." Eight out of 10 white residents said police are doing a good or excellent job overall, compared with 69% of non-white residents and 61% of black residents."

Snip3-"The report recommends the Police Division create an "early warning" program to identify potentially problematic officers. That system could be used to intervene when triggered by "more use-of-force incidents than is typical," community complaints or other warning signs.

Snip4-"The Police Division has a system to identify officers who might be displaying behavior that can be harmful to the officer's career and the department's relationship with the community. But "since reviews are not automatically triggered like an early warning system, (the program) is not as effective at early intervention," the report found.


More at article


To be honest, I am suprised that there have not been "civil disorder" in Columbus, the 'jump out boys' - bike cops- are particularly aggressive, IMO.

I did a very small amount of research on police de-escalation training in 2018, it was 1 eight hour class during training ( pdf file is on google). IMO, it really needs to be more hours and yearly.



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