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LOCAL POLICE KILL 400 PER YEAR, ACCORDING TO STUDY

STUDY SHOWS THAT MINORITIES ARE DISPROPORTIONATELY VICTIMS

In a study conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, documents show that over a seven year period, local law enforcement officers shot and killed an average of 400 people a year, and that about one in four were black persons shot by white officers (approximately 96 per year). Of the African-Americans who died during the years of the study, one in five was under the age of 21. For white victims, one in twelve was under 21.

POLICE CONTINUE CHOKEHOLD DESPITE CONCERNS

SUPPOSEDLY BANNED, CHOKEHOLD STILL USED BY NYPD

In 1993, the New York Police Department publicly admonished its officers to refrain from using the popular "chokehold" to restrain suspects. However, in the aftermath of the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man in Staten Island, as the result of a chokehold, it's clear that the tactic is still being taught and used on a regular basis. New police inspector general Philip K. Eure conducted an investigation of Garner's death and of the use of chokehold tactics, and issued a report that indicated that police officers too often employed a chokehold when facing "mere verbal confrontation," as video cameras show in the Garner case.

Paterson Police Brutality - New Jersey Men Alexis Aponte and Miguel Rivera Beaten By Cops

Alexis Aponte and Miguel Rivera, two northern New Jersey men, allege that police in Paterson used excessive force during a 2011 arrest. As proof of the incident, the incident was caught on film and has been introduced as evidence. The footage appears to show Aponte being kicked repeatedly while handcuffed and then dragged down the street during a weapons-related arrest that occurred in September 2011. A police brutality suit was filed in Federal Court in Newark, New Jersey, naming the Paterson Police Department, as well as individual officers, as defendants. Full article.

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