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List of killings by law enforcement officers in the United States

Below are lists of people killed by law enforcement in the United States, both on duty and off.

The Washington Post is maintaining a database of police shooting deaths: occasions where a U.S. law enforcement officer shot and killed someone in the line of duty, covering 2015 through the present.

The British newspaper The Guardian has collected and organized in a database reports of killings by U.S. law enforcement officers in 2015 and 2016, and found that they are incorrectly reported in over 50% of the cases. They also stated that "Researchers found the accuracy varied wildly by state, with just 17.6% misclassification in Washington, but a startling 100% in Oklahoma".[1]

Percent of each US state's population, ranging as high as 0.00002%, killed by law enforcement officers in the 22 months ending November 8, 2016


Lists of killingsEdit

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  1. ^ Lartey, Jamiles (October 11, 2017). "US police killings undercounted by half, study using Guardian data finds". The Guardian. Retrieved February 15, 2018.

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