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40% of Cops Admitted They Abuse Their Partners?

Posted on AllSides July 10th, 2024
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Claim: Forty percent of police officers have admitted to abusing their partners.

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What's True

It's true that two studies conducted in the early 1990s cited 40% as the percentage of police officers who admitted domestic violence occurs in their families. However ...

What's False

One of those studies used an overly vague definition of "violence" that the researcher said could have been interpreted in multiple ways. The other study muddied the issue by including abuse perpetrated by officers' spouses in its data. The percentage of officers in that...

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