More racial diversity in U.S. police departments unlikely to reduce shootings – study

FILE PHOTO: A Black Lives Matter protester stands in front of St. Louis Police Department officers equipped with riot gear after the not guilty verdict in the murder trial of Jason Stockley, a former St. Louis police officer, charged with the 2011 shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith, who was black, in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., September 15, 2017. Photo taken September 15, 2017. REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant/File Photo

(Reuters) – White police officers in the United States are no more likely to shoot dead minorities than black or Hispanic officers, undercutting the idea that increasing racial diversity in police departments would reduce those shootings, a study released on Monday said. The report from researchers at Michigan State University and the University of Maryland […]

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