PERC Working Paper on Police Use of Force Mentioned in KXXV News Segment

Jul 20, 2020
Summary: The working paper, “Does Race Matter for Police Use of Force? Evidence from 911 Calls” by Mark Hoekstra, PERC’s Rex B. Grey professor, was mentioned in a segment on police reform on KXXV news station on Thursday, July 16, 2020.
 
The paper, co-authored with CarlyWill Sloan, newly-appointed assistant professor at Claremont Graduate University and a former PERC graduate fellow, uses 911 calls from two U.S. cities to study how the race of the dispatched police officers affect how often force is used by police in minority versus white neighborhoods.
 
Hoekstra said, “We ask essentially, does race matter? If calls in black neighborhoods are more dangerous, white and black officers should be scaling up their use of force exactly by the same amount.”
 
Click here to view the full news segment at KXXV News.

To read the full working paper, click here. Does Race Matter for Police Use of Force? Evidence from 911 Calls