The study found no evidence that police are more likely to shoot a black suspect than a white one. But it did show that black people are significantly more likely to be touched, pushed, handcuffed or pepper-sprayed by police.READ MORE: San Jose Becomes First City In Nation To Require Gun Liability Insurance
Professor Roland Fryer, who is African-American, used data from police departments in Houston, Austin, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Orlando, among other cities.
Ten years’ worth of data on police encounters under New York City’s “stop and frisk” program, which has since been discontinued was also studied.READ MORE: Curry And Warriors Rout Mavericks, 130-92
While Fryer says the data on shootings surprised him, the numbers on lower-level force didn’t.
He told the New York Times, “Who the hell wants to have a police officer put their hand on them or yell and scream at them? It’s an awful experience.”MORE NEWS: Oakland Chinatown Cash-Only Businesses Convert To Credit To Stop Attacks On Asians