Race and Police Shootings

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In Ferguson, Missouri, demonstrations and clashes continue after the police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed young black man. While details of the shooting continue to trickle out, we look at some of the big questions around the situation. How big of a role does race play in police shootings? What are police departments doing about it?

Credits

Guest:
Katheryn Russell-Brown - professor of law and Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations at University of Florida’s law school

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott