Roland Fryer Analyzes Racial Bias in Police Use of Excess Force

In a new working paper, Professor Roland Fryer, a prolific Harvard economist, attempts to determine whether police are biased against minorities when they use force. To practically everyone’s surprise, Fryer finds that there is no racial bias in police shootings, which is the type of force that the media focuses on most. I am working on my own review of his paper, but in the meantime, here is a link to a clear and concise summary. Also, the findings were featured in the NY Times.

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