AMERICANS KILLED BY COPS
Source: Fatal Encounters
EVERY 7 HOURSCOPS KILL AN AMERICAN CITIZEN
Days of Year * 24 Hours / Total Killed
Cops are indicted in less than 1% of killings,
but the indictment rate for Citizens is 90%.
"Always following the rules is not compatible with getting the job done."
"It is not unusual for a police officer to turn a blind eye to improper conduct of other officers."
"Do not always report serious abuse by fellow officers."
"Witnessed fellow officers using more force than necessary."
Source: U.S. Department of Justice
Only a small fraction of the 17,000 law enforcement agencies track misconduct reports. The Department of Justice generated a report on police misconduct in the United States in 2001, and the report was based on statistics that were voluntarily given by 5% of the police departments in the United States.