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Boulder student who went viral after interaction with officers speaks out on new police data

BOULDER, Colo. — Members of Boulder’s African-American community say a new study backs up what they’ve believed for years: black people are more likely to be arrested than white people.

You may recall the outcry over a video showing a Boulder police officer with his hand on his gun, interrogating a student who was picking up trash on his lawn. Denver7 recently sat down with that man — Zayd Atkinson — to hear his thoughts on Boulder’s police practices.

Atkinson said he is not convinced that a new report from the Boulder Police Department is a step forward.

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