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Study slams Oakland police department for racial bias

8:56Video duration: 8:56 Aired: 06/15/16 Rating: NR

The Oakland police department’s history of misconduct — particularly involving African-Americans — has made it the subject of federal oversight for 13 years. Wednesday, Stanford researchers released the results of a two-year-long study into the department, confirming that Oakland officers exhibit significant racial biases in their day-to-day work. Special correspondent Jackie Judd reports, featuring our LIVE FREE Director Michael McBride and his brother Ben McBride of the Empower Initiative for their Ceasefire work to reduce urban gun violence.