Black Lives Matter protests across the country in recent years are having a tangible impact on killings by police. That’s according to a new study published last month on the Social Science Research Network — an online academic journal.
The study finds that cities which have had BLM protests experienced, on average, a 15-20% decrease in killings by police in the ensuing five years.
The study is part of a small but growing body of literature that explores how recent social movements against police brutality are influencing American policing.
For more, our Producer Jonah Chester spoke with Travis Campbell, the study’s author and a PhD student at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.