Montgomery County, MD: When police use force, Black residents involved at three times the general population

A new report released by Montgomery County shows racial disparities in county police interactions with Black and brown residents.

Black people make up about 18% of the county’s population, but in 2018, they represented 55% of use of force cases and 32% of traffic stops, according to the county’s Office of Legislative Oversight, or OLO.

In 2017, Black people accounted for 44% of arrests.