Police Bias

Columbus Division of Police

About a dozen teens from the Boys and Girls Club of Columbus met on Tuesday evening with a group of Columbus Police officers, including Chief Kim Jacobs. The pretext for the event: a teen-led dialogue with law enforcement.

A Kent State University economics professor is part of a federally funded study of police bias. Associate Professor Shawn Rohlin says the $280,000 Department of Justice grant looks build upon his earlier research on bias in younger officers.

Rohlin, and another economics professor from Syracuse University, have been studying the Syracuse City Police Department. He says they’ve found some encouraging news.