Police shootings and convictions
Chauvin convicted / Ma’Khia Bryant shot and killed by a Columbus police officer - we look at studies of how many police officers are actually convicted if they kill people.
Shortly after a verdict was reached, a police offer shot and killed a teenage girl in Columbus, Ohio. More footage is expected to be released Wednesday.
So how many people actually get killed by the police in America /// aka it’s not just a few bad apples.
When we break it down to just the numbers, the U.S. goes into the stratosphere.
1,127 people were killed by police in 2020.
96% were killed by police shootings.
Officers were charged with a crime in 16 of these cases: 1% of all killings by police.
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