- Jun 22, 2004
i have often wondered if the race of the cops more closely matched the areas they patrolled, if it would have an effect in negating some of these issues
You might have a large increase in cop shootings.
Black and Hispanic police officers are more likely to fire a gun at blacks than white officers. This is according to a Department of Justice report in 2015 about the Philadelphia Police Department, and is further confirmed that by a study conducted University of Pennsylvania criminologist Greg Ridgeway in 2015 that determined black cops were 3.3 times more likely to fire a gun than other cops at a crime scene.