More than half of U.S. police killings are misclassified, study says

Posted on AllSides October 1st, 2021
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Official statistics have undercounted deaths at the hands of police in the United States by more than half over the last 40 years, according to a new study published in The Lancet medical journal. Over that period, the study found that Black Americans were about 3.5 times more likely to die by police violence than White Americans.

"Police violence is for sure a public health issue and we need to discuss it," Dr. Ali H. Mokdad, one of the authors of the study and a professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine,...

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