Nearly 75 Percent of People Shot by Chicago Police are Black, Report Says

The report alleged racism on the part of police.

The report, by 46 people from diverse backgrounds, found that out of the 404 people shot by police between 2008 and 2015, 299 of them were black. In that same time frame, 55 Hispanics, 33 whites and one Asian were shot by police. The numbers for disproportionate use of tasers against African-Americans are similar, according to the report.

The city of Chicago is almost evenly split by race among whites (31.7 percent), blacks (32.9 percent) and Hispanics (28.9 percent), according to the report.

"The linkage between racism and CPD did not just bubble up in the aftermath of the release of the McDonald video," a summary of the report read. "Racism and maltreatment at the hands of the police have been consistent complaints from communities of color for decades."

The task force's report also found that 72 percent of people stopped by Chicago police in 2014 were black, while 17 percent were Hispanic.

The CPD "lacks a culture of accountability" and has "a long, sad history of death, false imprisonment, physical and verbal abuse and general discontent about police actions in neighborhoods of color," the report said.

People of color "do not feel safe in any encounter with the police," said the report, which listed dozens of recommendations, including creating a community oversight board, implementing a reconciliation process and expanding the department's body camera program.

The CPD did not offer a comment to ABC News in response to the report.

On the same day the report was released, city officials unanimously approved Emanuel's choice for a new police chief, police veteran Eddie Johnson.

Johnson, who was appointed interim chief last month, is a black CPD veteran with 27 years of experience on the police force. He had to get special approval for the permanent position by city council because he bypassed the usual vetting process and was not among the candidates selected by the city's police board.

The new police chief's to-do list is a lengthy one, considering the recent shooting death of 16-year-old Pierre Loury on the city's West Side after a foot chase with police Monday night. A weapon was recovered on the scene, police said, but did not elaborate on the nature of that weapon.

The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on 30-day desk duty.

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