New Study Examines How Police Killings Affect Black Americans


From PBS News Hour: “Police killings of unarmed black Americans negatively affect the mental health of black adults in the states where the fatal incidents occur, according to a study published Thursday.

The report, published today in British journal The Lancet, focused on the mental well-being of black adults who are not directly involved in acts of police violence, adding to a body of research that suggests the killings are ‘a public health issue,’ said Dr. Atheendar S. Venkataramani, one of the study’s lead authors.”

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