Thursday, December 17, 2020

Police Force and Black People

 Concerns over use of force and the deaths of black people in police custody had been a focus of Black Lives Matter 

Police use force against black people five times more frequently than against white people in England and Wales, new figures show. Officers in London used force against black people four times more than against white people 

A Home Office document said black people were “involved in proportionally more incidents” where police used guns and Tasers, as well as batons and ground restraint in the year to March. The rate was almost three times higher for people perceived as being from an “other” ethnic group.

Black people were also seven times more likely to be involved in incidents involving Tasers than white people outside London, and five times more in London. 

The National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) said black men were disproportionately more likely to be arrested or have altercations with the police overall

Police five times more likely to use force against black people than white people in England and Wales | The Independent

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