Analyzing the data on 10,077 citizen complaints lodged against the Chicago Police Department between 2011 and 2014, a pair of New York University researchers has found that just 2 percent of allegations made by black Chicagoans resulted in a recommendation for sanction against an officer, compared to 20 percent for white complainants and 7 percent for Latino complainants.
The study by Jacob W. Faber, assistant professor at NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and Jessica Kalbfeld, doctoral candidate in NYU's Sociology Department, underscores the impact and implications of racial distrust in a highly segregated city.
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"We have shown that not only are officers rarely disciplined for alleged misconduct, but that there are significant racial disparities in the outcomes of a process ostensibly designed to provide accountability in a highly segregated city," writes Faber and Kalbfeld in the article for the June issue of City...
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