Over 1,000 Americans Killed By Cops
US Cops Have Killed Over 1,000 in 2017—Including Pregnant Moms, Innocent Kids, & Disabled People
As of Nov. 7, the total reported by Killed By Police stands at 1,019 people. While the vast majority were killed by officer-issued firearms, several were killed by police tasers, patrol cars, and restraint or physical force.
This article includes a few examples and links to this database:
WaPo has a slightly lower number of 847:
A Vanity Fair article points out that the Bakersfield PD and Kern County Sheriff's Dept. had the highest per Capitalism kill rate:
BAKERSFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT NAMED DEADLIEST IN UNITED STATES
Vanity Fair lists a database that recorded 1,152 fatalities by cop:
Police killed at least 1,152 people in the United States from January 1 - December 15, 2015. Nearly one in four of these people was killed by one of America's largest 60 city police departments.
And a report by The Guardian:
The ACLU of Southern California published a range of disturbing findings on Thursday in a report commissioned after a five-part Guardian series revealed the Bakersfield police department (BPD) and the Kern County sheriff’s office (KCSO) killed people at a higher rate than any other agencies in 2015. The series uncovered a culture of violence, secrecy and corruption in the county’s two largest police departments and led to ongoing civil rights investigations into the two departments announced by the California attorney general last year.
Filed under No Shit Sherlock:
4 Million Jury Award To LAPD Officers Who Fatally Shot Autistic Man Overturned By Appeals Court
You read that right. A jury rewarded two cops with a multi-million dollar verdict for gunning down an unarmed man:
In 2015, two Latino Los Angeles Police Department officers who were placed on desk duty for five years after fatally shooting an unarmed, autistic man in 2010 were awarded nearly $4 million by a Los Angeles County Superior Court jury after they sued the LAPD, alleging discrimination and retaliation. Last week, a state appeals court overturned that decision, with the three-judge panel stating that the officers failed to prove that discrimination occurred, according to the L.A. Times.