After Dallas, Alton Sterling, Philando Castile — The Latest Research On Potential Police Bias

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Protesters took to the streets across the U.S. and in Boston this weekend, protesting police brutality following last week's shootings of two black men by police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota, and the ambush in Dallas that killed five police officers.

"Every societal failing, we put it off on the cops to solve," said Dallas Police Chief David Brown at a news conference Monday, arguing police today are being asked to deal with too many different problems. "Not enough mental health funding? Not enough drug addiction funding? Let's give it to the cops."

We discuss those issues, as well as police training and the research about potential police bias.


Bill Brooks, Norwood police chief.

Jack McDevitt, director of the Institute on Race and Justice at Northeastern University.

This segment aired on July 11, 2016.


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