Not represented here but certainly the reason for this list was the wrongful and illegal police shooting of Michael Brown a week ago in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis .
About 750 agencies contribute to the database [of police killing civilians or police arrest-based deaths DOJ data from 2003 – 2009], a fraction of the 17,000 law enforcement agencies in the United States.
It also says –
Citing data gathered by the Bureau of Justices Statistics in 2008, the IACP said less than 2% of the 40 million people who had contact with police reported the use of force or threatened use of force.
MY NOTE –
What is 2% of 40 million people? Isn’t that 400,000 which is 1% x 2 which would be 800,000 people? First, 40 million people having contact with police in 2008 seems extraordinary and yet lower than it probably is. Second, 800,000 reports of use of force or threat of force in a single year which were serious enough for the person to go to the trouble of filing a complaint that would be recorded is significant but likely lower than the real numbers as well.
Aug 12, 2015
The results of a preliminary ballistics report show that police in the city of Stockton fired the 10 bullets that struck Misty Holt-Singh, 41, [bank burglary hostage] and all her wounds likely came during a final burst of gunfire, Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones said at a news conference.
Aug 15, 2014
repeating a Reuters story, this entry describes police shooting of a woman in San Jose who had called police saying she had a Uzi (assault weapon) and intended to kill her family. She was shot with a cordless drill in her hand outside the home by police.
Aug 5, 2014
Police Refuse To Release Walmart Footage of Officer Killing Unarmed African-American Holding Toy Gun
Ohio – Beavercreek Police shot and killed John Crawford III as he was on the phone with the mother of his child in the Walmart as he held a toy gun in a section of the store away from where locked cases of guns are sold.
Lawyers for his family have been refused access to video footage from inside the store.
Aug 3, 2014 event
A man, [Jacorey Calhoun, 23] shot and killed by an Alameda County sheriff’s deputy in East Oakland didn’t have a gun and was fleeing when he was shot in the head, an attorney for the dead man’s family said Tuesday.
Aug 12, 2014
Family members said Tuesday that a 25-year-old man, [Ezell Ford] was complying with police orders when he was fatally shot by LAPD officers in the Florence neighborhood South Los Angeles.
Aug 15, 2014 event
Michelle Cusseaux, 50, was shot at her apartment at Clarendon and 55th avenues after she threatened a police offer and three other officers with a hammer, authorities said. The officers said they were serving a court order to transport the woman to an in-patient mental-health facility at the request of her mother when the woman met them at the door with a hammer.
Kevina Devereaux, Cusseaux’s niece, said her aunt was only ever a threat to herself.
“They had different accounts (of what happened),” she said. “She raised the hammer outside the door. But (they) actually came inside her house and shot her.”
A Phoenix police sergeant shot and killed a 50-year-old woman while trying to serve a mental-health order at a west-side apartment Thursday afternoon, officials said.
As police were opening the security door to her unit, Cusseaux was opening her front door with a claw hammer raised above her head, Thompson said.
He said police were within an arm’s length of Cusseaux and, feeling threatened, a patrol sergeant fired one shot from his gun, striking her in the chest. She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Thompson said the Phoenix Police Department serves an average of 10 mental-health orders each day and that they are some of the most challenging and potentially dangerous tasks for officers.
2000 – 2010 (far below reality for some reason) in graphics
It provides assault weapons and other surplus military equipment to local law enforcement agencies across the country.
Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said his committee will review the program to determine if the Defense Department surplus is being used as intended.
The program began in 1990 as a way to help states and local agencies fight drug-related crime. It was expanded in the mid-1990s.
“Congress established this program out of real concern that local law enforcement agencies were literally outgunned by drug criminals,” Levin said in a statement Friday. “We intended this equipment to keep police officers and their communities safe from heavily armed drug gangs and terrorist incidents.”
It also says –
The 1033 program is just one of several federal programs that provide military-style equipment to local police. The Homeland Security Department offers grants for armored vehicles and other equipment, while the Justice Department provides grants for rubber bullets, tear gas and other equipment used to control crowds.
Aug 15, 2014
Often, the police officers do not get convicted or sentenced. Delores Jones-Brown, a law professor and director of the Center on Race, Crime, and Statistics at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, has identified dozens of black men and women who have died at the hands of police going back as far as 1994. She notes that while these incidents happen regularly, it often takes a high-profile case, such as Brown’s, to bring other recent incidents to national attention.
Just had to add this one – even though it isn’t a police involved shooting – it is partly a result of American men deciding they need a gun of their own, just in case –
June 18, 2014
Oh yes he did. And, apparently at least five other men in America have done shot their thing since 2010 – those are probably only the ones that admitted to it though.