Transcript for By the Numbers: Police convictions
Adair children's guilty verdict today we take a closer look five the numbers of police killings in America just how rare it is for officers to face criminal convictions. About 1000. People are fatally shot by police in each year in the US according to Washington Post database. Bush announced that most of the victims were armed and most of these killings are dealing justify. Still only 140. Law enforcement officers nationwide have been charged with the murder or manslaughter for Monday's shooting since 2005. According to research from Bowling Green State University. Of those only 44 officers were convicted for any crime related to the shootings although some cases are still pending. And since 2005 just seven officers have been convicted of murder. In addition to these cases at least eight officers have been charged with a crime because it would choke hold death since 2005. Again according to Bowling Green researchers. But other bills before today only two officers had been convicted once for a civil rights violation and another for falsifying reports. Now we know that at least one officer Derek shelving has been convicted of murder for killing someone. Which gives me.
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