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Oakland Police Use of Force Against Black Residents Remains Disproportionately High | East Bay Express

5.9.15

Oakland Police Use of Force Against Black Residents Remains Disproportionately High | East Bay Express: An analysis earlier this week by the San Francisco Chronicle showed that reported uses of force by Oakland cops declined from a high of 3,902 incidents in 2009 to 895 last year.

The same data set shows that the use-of-force incidents compiled by the Oakland police, and made available to the public, contains 24,384 entries dating back to 1988. Entries prior to 2006, however, appear to dramatically under-count use of force incidents, and data is missing for most years. The data set also contains numerous entry errors.


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