Posted February 08, 2019 02:21:03 The death of a fellow officer in Austin has sparked a national debate about whether police officers are being unfairly targeted for killings of black men.
The case of Austin police Officer Jason David Clark has led to calls for an end to the “black-on-black” violence that has plagued law enforcement nationwide for decades.
Police have been shot and killed by black men since at least the mid-1980s, and police departments in cities across the United States have been hit by deadly unrest in the aftermath of those killings.
In 2014, a white police officer killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager.
A year later, a black man was shot and wounded by a police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
More recently, police officers have been targeted in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in New York City, and a white officer in Cleveland.
A national movement calling for greater accountability for police shootings of black people has gained momentum in recent years.
CNN’s Chris Cuomo contributed to this report.
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