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Breaking Down The Data On Police Use Of Force In LA County

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Police in Los Angeles County use force on Black people far out of their proportion of the population, according to a KPCC/LAist analysis of state Department of Justice data over a four-year period.

In Los Angeles County, 27% of the 688 people police shot or seriously injured were Black. That's more than triple the share of Black Angelenos in the population. The data covers 2016 through 2019.

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