New Release of Data from YJC on Law Enforcement Use of Force Resulting in a Homicide


This report documents the deaths of 589 people who lived in Los Angeles County and were killed by law enforcement between January 1, 2000 and August 31, 2014.1 In addition, the report documents all cases – with name, age, race, location and where possible incident details – from January 1, 2007 – August 31, 2014 in order to remember each individual; to investigate who is impacted by race, age, gender and community (location of the shooting); and to learn from their experiences in an attempt to save lives in the future.2 Based on these specific case histories, the report looks for trends or commonalities among incidents and raises concerns regarding suspicious and troubling patterns. Finally, the report makes some comparisons between LA and other jurisdictions, and begins to evaluate media’s coverage of officer-involved homicides.

Don’t Shoot to Kill Summary September 2014

LA County Law Enforcement Use of Force 2007-2014 Final

Don’t Shoot to Kill Infographic, 2014

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One Response to “New Release of Data from YJC on Law Enforcement Use of Force Resulting in a Homicide”

  1. Diane Bukowski Says:

    My heart is with all the victims and families of this police state and prison nation. I have been covering police brutality in Detroit as a reporter for over 14 years now. The latest: