FL Newspaper Tracks Police Shootings: 827 In Six Years

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No one was keeping track of police shootings in Florida, the third-largest state, so in 2014, the Tampa Bay Times set out to count every officer-involved shooting in Florida during a six-year period. At least 827 people were shot by police, one every 2 1/2 days. More than half, 434, were fatal. Blacks were shot at a higher rate than whites. On-duty police are almost never charged with crimes for firing, even though agencies pay . . .

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