What is police brutality? Police brutality is one of several forms of police misconduct, which include: false arrest; intimidation; racial profiling; political repression; surveillance abuse; sexual abuse; and police corruption. The term “police brutality” was in use in the American press as early as 1872, when the Chicago Tribune reported on the beating of a civilian under arrest at the Harrison Street Police Station. That Washington Post found blacks to be killed at three times the rate of whites or other minorities.
Police brutality have increased significantly over the years in the United States and the justice system is failing us the people.Cops are indicted in less than 1% of killings, but the indictment rate for Citizens is 90%. Thirty percent of black victims are unarmed in 2015 compared to 19% of white victims.
Researching this project it showed us the type of harshness inflicted on these minorities.