Police ‘Use Of Deadly Force’: It Is Growing Increasingly Common, Yet There Is No Data To Prove Why This Is

No national, compulsory database exists to track instances of police use of deadly force. No one knows how many people are killed by police, justifiably or not. Nor do we know how often police wound but do not kill the citizens they are also sworn to protect. “Police brutality” is great catchphrase for generating emotion, but coming to grips with it requires more understanding.

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