Thursday, October 15, 2015

Eric Garner and Tamir Rice among those missing from FBI record of police killings

US news | The Guardian
  • Only 224 of 18,000 law enforcement agencies reported fatal shootings in 2014
  • Previously unpublished FBI data sheds new light on flawed voluntary system

Killings by police that unleashed a new protest movement around the US in 2014, including those of Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and John Crawford, are missing from the federal government’s official record of homicides by officers because most departments refuse to submit data.

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