Criminologist Debunks Spike in Police Killings Since Ferguson

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Despite a widespread impression that the 2014 killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson marked the beginning of a significant increase in fatal killings of U.S. civilians by police officers, there is no proof of such a rise, says criminologist Bradley Campbell. The average number of such shootings around the nation has been steady at about 19 per week since at least May 2013--more than a year before the Ferguson case--through last year, the University of Louisville's . . .

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