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The Truth Behind Racial Disparties in Fatal Police Shootings

Story originally posted July 22, 2019.

The researchers involved in the study, “Officer characteristics and racial disparities in fatal officer-involved shootings,” asked MSUToday editors to remove the news story detailing the findings after they issued a retraction request to Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, or PNAS, the academic journal that published the research. The researchers asked for the retraction due to misinterpretation of the findings that resulted from language used in the paper. You can read the researchers’ full statement, dated July 6, 2020, which is also available on the PNAS website.

Link to the original paper in online coverage: https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2019/07/16/1903856116

Joseph Ceserio via MSU Today

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