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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Police Have Shot and Killed at Least 2,195 People Since Ferguson

Police Have Shot and Killed at Least 2,195 People Since Ferguson

Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, and Walter Scott 
are just three of at least 2,195 people killed by 
police since August 9, 2014, the day of the 
Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.
Fatal Encounters, a nonprofit, has tracked these 
killings by collecting reports from the media, 
public, and law enforcement and verifying 
them through news reports. Some of the data 
is incomplete, with details about a victim’s 
race, age, and other factors sometimes missing.
 It also includes killings that were potentially 
legally justified, and is likely missing some 
killings entirely.
Vox’s Soo Oh created an interactive map with data 
from Fatal Encounters. It shows some of the 
killings by law enforcement since the Brown 
Image result for map Fatal shootings Since the August 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown
The map includes cases in which a police officer 
shot and killed someone. But some of the shootings
 — it’s hard to say how many — were 
“suicide by cop,” when people kill themselves by 
baiting a police officer into using deadly force. 
The map doesn’t include non-shooting deaths, 
such as vehicle crashes, stun guns, drug 
overdoses, and asphyxiations.
The FBI already collects some of this data from 
local and state agencies, but asVox’s Dara Lind 
explained, that data is very limited. Reporting 
homicides for participating agencies is mandatory, 
but reporting the circumstances of homicides is 
not. So we might know that thousands of people 
die in a certain state, but we won’t always know 
why those homicides happened and whether they 
involved police. Participation in the FBI reporting 
programs is also voluntary, making the number 
of reported homicides in the federal data at best 
a minimum of what’s going on across the country.
Since the historical data is so bad, it's hard to 
gauge whether these types of killings are 
becoming more common. But the Fatal 
Encounters database is much more complete 
than the FBI figures, giving some of the best 
context we have for the wide range of police 
use of force — especially as the issue continues 
to capture national attention in the aftermath 
of Brown’s death.
Correction: This article originally described 
some incidents in which people died while 
interacting with police as examples of police 
using deadly force. But in some of the cases, 
these people died due to other causes.
Vox’s Soo Oh created an interactive map with 
data from Fatal Encounters. It shows some 
of the killings by law enforcement since the 
Brown shooting:

Police shootings and brutality in the US: 

9 things you should know
Since the August 2014 police shooting of 
Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, 
police in America have been under 
heightened scrutiny. The Black Lives 
Matter protests in particular have shined 
a light on what many see as a systemic 
emphasis on excessive use of force 
by police, particularly on racial and 
ethnic minorities.
So here's what you need to know about 
use of force by police in America.

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