Discuss whether or not the police officers had history of racial attitudes or other issues on their records within their department/unit.

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2015 was the deadliest year on record for police killings and was given national attention by the media. Black Lives Matter sparked a movement via social media that propelled more attention to killings of Black Individuals such as Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Natasha McKenna and many others.
Instructions
Utilizing the cases of either George Floyd or Breonna Taylor, your assignment is to write a 4-5 Page Paper evaluating a high-profile case in which an African American died due to being killed by a Police Officer. This is research paper and should include scholarly sources/peer review articles.
Please note that you can only utilize the cases of George Floyd or Breonna Taylor
Provide an overview of the incident that took place and who the individual is that passed away. Discuss whether or not the Police Officers had history of racial attitudes or other issues on their records within their department/unit. Did this influence the interaction with the individual? Next, discuss how the police department’s refusal to deal with the officers when they had prior issues is a form of Color-Blind Racism which also contributed to this individual’s death. (Special Note: Chapter 3 states the four (4) Central Frames of Color-Blind Racism)
You will need to include 4 sources (peer review/scholarly articles) to support your paper and your findings. One of your sources should include the book we have been reading for this class.

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