A new analysis also shows black males in the U.S. face the greatest risk of dying at the hands of police.
Study: Police Violence a Leading Cause of Death for Young Men
Demonstrators protest the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014. A new analysis estimates…
“In an era of body cameras and Black Lives Matter protests, a study released Monday indicates African American men are more than twice as likely as their white peers to die from police use of force.
The issue of police-related fatalities overall is so acute, however, that the study labels such encounters a “leading cause of death” among all young men ages 25 to 29, not too far behind the diseases of cancer and heart disease. And it urges community leaders and elected officials to treat police violence as a public health concern.
“Racially unequal exposure to the risk of state violence has profound consequences for public health, democracy, and racial stratification,” says the study from researchers at Rutgers University, Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Michigan.”