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U.S. gov't drastically underestimated civilians killed by police, study shows
10/12/17 07:08 PM




U.S. police killed 1,166 people — more than three a day — in 2015, but an official government count missed a majority of the deaths, a new study shows.

The Guardian, a U.K.-based newspaper and media company with U.S. and international editions, counted 93 percent of the U.S. police-related deaths, while the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics counted only 45 percent, the report in PLOS Medicine found.


"It is kind of absurd that a British newspaper is able to do a better job counting the number of killings by police than the CDC or the Department of Justice," said lead author Justin M. Feldman, a doctoral candidate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston.

"If we as a society want to improve policing and have fewer deaths, we need better data about the circumstances of these deaths to improve training, policies and to hold police departments accountable," he said in a phone interview.

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* U.S. gov't drastically underestimated civilians killed by police, study shows
Beard
10/12/17 07:08 PM
xx * AG Sessions has given every indication that the DOJ won't be looking into police use of force, deadly or otherwise. Things will get worse. NT
Blockhead
10/12/17 07:25 PM
xx * It's funny how often the GOP claims we don't know enough about a particular issue to make judgments,
Beard
10/12/17 07:41 PM
xx * That's disturbing. NT
Beard
10/12/17 07:08 PM
xx * it's safe to say, it won't be an issue til it starts hitting outside NT
petite6
10/12/17 07:09 PM

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