US police killings of blacks part of ‘ethnic cleansing’: Historian

The US police brutality against civilians in Chicago, Illinois, is part of a systematic “repression” and “ethnic cleansing” of the black people, an American researcher and historian says.

Dr. Randy Short, who has a Ph.D in African studies, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Saturday, after video clips and investigative materials from more than 100 incidents were released by a panel which show police officers in Chicago, shoot civilians and commit other acts of brutality.

The Independent Police Review Authority, a Chicago panel which investigates police misconduct cases, released the evidence on Friday.

The evidence includes clips from police body cameras, dash cams, surveillance videos, and cell phones.

A graphic video of Chicago police fatally shooting an unarmed black man who ran toward them was among hundreds of audio and video recordings released. Laquan McDonald, 17, was shot 16 times in 2012 by former police officer Jason…

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