FOX NEWS - Police are not more likely to shoot a black suspect compared to a white suspect, according to a new study from a Harvard economist.
"It is the most surprising result of my career," prominent Harvard economics professor Roland G. Fryer told the The New York Times.
The study looked into 1,332 police-involved shootings in the past 15 years across 10 major police departments in Florida, Texas and California. The analysis found that blacks and Hispanics are "more than fifty percent more likely to experience some form of force in interactions with police."
But when it comes to shootings of suspects by police officers, Fryer said the study did not find evidence of racial bias. However, the study did find that police officers were more likely to use some type of force or draw their weapon against a black suspect compared to a white suspect.