Counting Killings


Over half of all police killings in 2015 were wrongly classified as not having been the result of interactions with officers, a new Harvard study based on Guardian data has found.
The finding is just the latest to show government databases seriously undercounting the number of people killed by police.
β€œRight now the data quality is bad and unacceptable,” said lead researcher Justin Feldman. β€œTo effectively address the problem of law enforcement-related deaths, the public needs better data about who is being killed, where, and under what circumstances.”

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