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Chicago Police Officers Discuss Whether They're Biased Against African-Americans

A Chicago mayoral task force report has lots of cops talking about racism. The task force found that African Americans get stopped, searched, tased and shot by cops much more often than Latinos and whites do. Some officers say that’s because black neighborhoods tend to have more crime. 

Others say the imbalance holds even in lower-crime neighborhoods. The task force proposes taking on bias with a new inspector-general post and more training.

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