Officers Who Are Divorced, in Debt More Likely to Use Deadly Force, UT-Dallas Study Finds

A new study by researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas reports that factors like divorce and debt increase police officers' likelihood of using deadly force.The study, published in the journal Police Quarterly, focused on indicators in officers' personal lives.Researchers gathered data from 1,935 Philadelphia police officers, 5 percent of whom were involved in shootings.  Continue reading...

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