One-Third of DC Police Used Force in 2019, Mostly on Black Individuals: Report

The Office of Police Complaints found more than one-third of D.C. law enforcement — a total of 1,220 officers — reporting using some type of force in 2019 and almost all subjects were Black. The number of officers reporting use of force is down 8% from the year before. However, the number was 40% higher than in 2015. The OPC,…