TULSA, Okla. — QUICK FACTS:
- Human Rights Watch is in Tulsa.
- Officials say they have been investigating policing in the city since the death of Terence Crutcher.
- The group has interviewed hundreds of people including citizens and elected officials, and reviewed data from the city, police and courts.
- The organization released a report on policing in Tulsa that says black and poor people here experience abusive and intimidating policing.
- Black residents are subject to force 2.7 times more than white people, in black neighborhoods, black and poor people are stopped ten times more than anyone in white and wealthier neighborhoods, according to the report.
- The report also says the mayor has begun the process of reform, but so far those reforms have failed to create adequate oversight and accountability, and hasn't brought significant changes in policing practices.
Mayor G.T. Bynum released the following statement in response:
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