Police violence and slayings are not new to many in the United State, and in 2017 that problem continues. According to KilledByPolice.Net, which has been tracking deaths by police in the U.S since May 2013, 1,188 people have been killed by police whether on or off duty in 2017. That number is up from 2016, which saw 1,165 people die under police presence. Even with more Black Lives Matter rallies bringing light to police brutality, the violence continues with no seeming end to it. Below is a map from 2016 showing the which states have the highest volume of police killings of citizens per population. Map by Lauren Thibert.
In the link below is the list of every person killed under police presence in 2017, both on duty and off, and regardless of reason or method. Inclusion in the lists implies neither wrongdoing nor justification on the part of the person killed or the officer involved; the listing merely documents the occurrence of a death. List is by KilledByPolice.Net with links included.
Categories: Police Brutality