Hundreds of Killings by Police Go Unaccounted For

A Wall Street Journal article does an analysis and estimates that 550 police killings didn’t make it to the FBI’s list.

“The report looked at data from 105 of America’s largest police agencies and found that it is “nearly impossible to determine how many people are killed by the police each year.” FBI numbers about police killings vary greatly from those provided by the Centers for Disease Control and by the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The Journal looked at internal FBI records and found that while the 105 departments had 1,825 police killings, only 1,242 were reported as “justifiable homicides” by the FBI.”

–Meghan Demaria, TheWeek.com

http://m.theweek.com/speedreads/index/272956/speedreads-report-hundreds-of-police-killings-go-uncounted

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