U.S. police killed or injured more than 55,000 people during “legal interventions” in 2012

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7/26/16

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U.S. police killed or injured an estimated 55, 400 people during legal stop and search incidents and arrests in 2012, research published in the journal Injury Prevention reveals.

Blacks, Native Americans, and Hispanics had higher stop/arrest rates per 10,000 of the population than Whites and Asians. And Blacks were by far the most likely to be stopped, and then arrested, the data show.

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