Cops on Track to Kill 800 People in 2015

“The three are among at least 385 people shot and killed by police nationwide during the first five months of this year, more than two a day, according to a Washington Post analysis. That is more than twice the rate of fatal police shootings tallied by the federal government over the past decade, a count that officials concede is incomplete.

“These shootings are grossly under­reported,” said Jim Bueermann, a former police chief and president of the Washington-based Police Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving law enforcement. “We are never going to reduce the number of police shootings if we don’t begin to accurately track this information.”

 
Fatal police shooting in Miami Gardens, Fla.(1:38)
Dashboard camera video of a Miami Gardens Police Department officer-involved shooting on Feb. 15, 2015. Editor’s note: This video contains explicit language. (Miami Gardens Police Department via Goldberg & Rosen)

Wesley Lowry, May 30, 2015, “Fatal police shootings in 2015 approaching 400 nationwide”, The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/fatal-police-shootings-in-2015-approaching-400-nationwide/2015/05/30/d322256a-058e-11e5-a428-c984eb077d4e_story.html?postshare=2361433083550630

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