"At a time when male officers outnumbered female officers on patrol at a rate of 4:1, the payouts involving excessive use of force by male officers exceeded those for female officers at a rate of 23:1.
In other words, the average male officer cost over five and a half times more than the average female officer in terms of excessive force payouts.
When payouts for just assault and battery are examined, the ratio increases to 32:1. If only killings are considered, it skyrockets to 43:1."
I think one of the first studies the string of committees should investigate is what are women police officers doing that men aren't.
You would think the stats would be the opposite. Women are smaller for the most part. Physically weaker for the most part. And should feel more threatened or prone to use excessive force as opposed to men. Right?
So the million dollar question is ... why don't women Police Officers feel the need to use excessive force?
I've yet to hear anyone research this in detail. But I believe it's one of the keys to reducing even solving this problem. Any Police officers out their or more specifically Women police officers?
Here's a copy of the article that inspired this post
A Tale of Two Genders