The recent verdict to not indict a white police officer who shot and kiled a black man in Ferguson, Mo. has spotlighted the issue of how closely a community’s police force resembles the people in that community.
With nearly all of its 53-person police force made up of white officers patrolling a black-majority community, Ferguson represents an extreme end of racial disparity between police and community populations. But a review of 2005-2010 data for more than 700 U.S. communities shows that situations where the rate of white officers exceeds the rate of white residents are relatively common.
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The woman, 50 accidentally shot herself in the 1200 block of South Western Avenue and drove herself to a hospital, police said. She’s listed in good condition.
Chicago historically records surges of shootings on Memorial Day weekend with the unofficial start of summer.
Sian Carter, 20, was found unresponsive in the 500 block of Rebecca Lane, police said. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
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The girl found a gun in the 1500 block of West Jonquil Terrace in Rogers Park, police said. It went off, striking her in the hand. She is hospitalized in good condition.