Man wounded in 5th Huntington Beach police shooting this year

March 2017

Peter Hanink, graduate student of the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, is quoted in The Los Angeles Times: Daily Pilot, for his research on the use of deadly force by police departments. He gives insight towards the significance of the 5th Huntington Beach police shooting occurrence this year.

From The Los Angeles Times:

Peter Hanink, a Ph.D. candidate at UC Irvine who is studying the use of deadly force by police departments, said five officer-involved shootings in less than three months in a city the size of Huntington Beach is noteworthy. Huntington Beach, Orange County's fourth-largest city, has a population of about 195,000, according to 2016 data from Cal State Fullerton’s Center for Demographic Research.

“That’s significantly more than you would expect given the population and given the general demographics of Huntington Beach,” he said. “It’s not an environment with terribly high crime rates.”

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