US police have killed people at a rate of more than two a day this year, The Washington Post reported Sunday, using its own tally for lack of complete federal statistics.
The federal government must rely on partial data because the country’s 17,000 or so state and local police agencies are not required to report such killings.
The newspaper is tracking the deaths as a national debate rages over police use of deadly force, especially in black and other minority communities.
The Post found that relative to the overall population, blacks were killed at three times the rate of other minorities or whites in the police killings it analyzed this year.
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