Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Six counties in Southern California had 2,000 police shootings in 12 years

There have been more than 2,000 police shootings in Southern California since 2004, according to the Los Angeles Times.  The newspaper examined District Attorney files, coroner’s reports and court records.

The six Southern California counties examined include — Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Imperial — where there has been a police shooting roughly every other day since 2004, records show.

Most of those shootings were justifiable under the law, involving armed suspects who opened fire on police, suspects who refused to drop weapons during confrontations and people — often mentally ill or on drugs — who attacked officers. Only one police officer was arrest in that time and he was found not guilty at trial.

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