By the Numbers: Police immunity

About 1,000 people are killed by police every year in the U.S., but police officers are rarely arrested or convicted for these deaths.
1:07 | 09/25/20

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It's news this week that no police officers being charged for Rihanna Taylor steps we take a look at just how rare it is for police officers to face criminal convictions for on duty violence. By the numbers. About 1000 people are killed by police each year in the US that's according to a Washington Post database. While this does not break down which killings were justified for self defense or potentially criminal. Still only 121. Non federal police officers nationwide have been arrested for murder or manslaughter from an on duty shooting. Since 2005 that's according to research from Bowling Green State University. All of those only 44 officers were convicted for any crime related to the shootings and since 2005 just seven officers have been convicted for murder. That's the charge that some activists have been calling for in cases like George Floyd and also Rihanna Taylor. While criminal convictions of police are rare. Large monetary settlements are less subtle twelve million dollars has been awarded to bring on a Taylor's stamina enough money comes. From the city of mobile not from the officers and New York with the country's largest police force. Face more than 100 million dollars each year. And police misconduct settlement.

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