From the New York Times news section:
Jan. 27, 2023, 6:20 p.m. ET3 hours ago
3 hours ago
K.K. Rebecca Lai
Data shows racial disparities in the use of force by Memphis police officers.
Black residents of Memphis, who make up two-thirds of the city’s population of 628,000, are significantly more likely than white residents to be the subjects of police use of force. In thousands of encounters since 2016 in which officers used force, 86 percent of the subjects were Black, according to city data.
On a per capita basis, the data shows that Black residents were subjects of police use of force at a rate nearly three times that of white residents, and eight times that of Hispanic residents.
A correction was made on Jan. 27, 2023:
An earlier version of this article incorrectly indicated the rate at which Black residents experience police use of force compared with white residents. Black residents experience police use of force at nearly three times the rate of white residents. They are not six times as likely to be subjected to such force.
According to FBI UCR statistics, the Memphis police department reported that from 2016-2020, blacks made up 904 out of 970 known homicide perpetrators. That’s 93%.
But, according to the NYT, blacks made up only 86% of subjects of use of force by the MPD.