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Minnesota: Increasing Community Connection Could Reduce Violent Encounters Between Police and Young Black Men

Police are three times more likely to kill black men compared to white men. A new University of Minnesota School of Public Health study surveyed various stakeholders to learn why they think violent encounters between law enforcement and young black men occur in their communities.

The study, led by PhD student Mr. Collin Calvert and co-authored by faculty, Drs. Rhonda Jones-Webb and Sonya Brady, was published in the Journal of Urban Health

The study surveyed 48 key stakeholders in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota from four groups: young black men aged 14-24 years, parents and educators, police officers, and staff in youth-serving organizations. The stakeholders were asked to:

The study found:

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