U-M Project Documents Coverups of Dozens of Detroit Shootings of Unarmed Black Men From 1957-73

May 4, 2021 ☼ racismpolicing

Source: Deadline Detroit

Link: U-M Project Documents Coverups of Dozens of Detroit Shootings of Unarmed Black Men From 1957-73

An unprecedented research project by University of Michigan students into police violence in Detroit has documented dozens of shootings of unarmed Black men and routine cover-ups by prosecutors and department officials between 1957 and 1973.

There is a strong case for long-term structural racism in the Detroit PD. It may have mitigated somewhat by now, but institutional memory (culture) is hard to reform.