Disproportionate use of force against black people by police in New Jersey is documented.

In New Jersey, a black person was more than three times more likely to face police force than someone who is white.  This is one of the findings from a database of police use of force in New Jersey.  “The Force Report, a 16-month investigation by NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, found New Jersey’s system for tracking police force is broken, with no statewide collection or analysis of the data, little oversight by state officials and no standard practices among local departments. . . . They covered every municipal police department and the State Police from 2012 through 2016. . . . The results are now available at nj.com/force.”

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