Report: Cops Killed 3 Americans Every Day In 2015
The Washington Post reports that 965 Americans were killed by cops in 2015.
According to the Post, only 90 of the shootings occurred when the suspect was unarmed, with the bulk broken down into three categories: the suspect was wielding a weapon of some sort, they were suicidal or mentally troubled, or they attempted to flee when officers ordered them to halt.
While the killing of unarmed black men makes up only 4 percent of the police shootings, 40 percent of the shootings involved black male victims — a grossly disproportionate number with African-American males making up only 6 percent of the population….
In the majority of cases where police shot and killed a person who had attacked someone or brandished a weapon, the person who was shot was white. However 60 percent of those killed after exhibiting less threatening behavior were black or Hispanic.