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Police shootings continue daily, despite a pandemic, protests and pushes for reform

Despite reforms, on-duty police officers have fatally shot more than 6,000 people since The Washington Post began tracking such shootings in 2015. The circumstances range from what experts deem unavoidable to what prosecutors consider criminal and observers and experts contend many could have been averted with less-aggressive tactics.
  • Jul 30, 2021

Family mourns Virginia woman and her two children, slain in triple homicide

The three deaths in Herndon appear to be linked to a suicide in nearby Reston, police said.
  • Jun 20, 2021

Police shootings of children spark new outcry, calls for training to deal with adolescents in crisis

A Washington Post database of fatal force incidents finds most children shot by police are minorities and less likely to be armed than adults shot by police.
  • May 12, 2021

Fatal police shootings of mentally ill people are 39 percent more likely to take place in small and midsized areas

A tragic case in Oregon shows what can go wrong when police use violence with a mentally ill person.
  • Oct 17, 2020

Nearly 250 women have been fatally shot by police since 2015

Like Breonna Taylor, 89 of them were killed at homes or residences where they sometimes stayed.
  • Sep 4, 2020

Protests spread over police shootings. Police promised reforms. Every year, they still shoot and kill nearly 1,000 people.

The Post has documented 5,400 fatal shootings by police since the start of 2015.
  • Jun 8, 2020

Number of fatal shootings by police is nearly identical to last year

Fewer unarmed people have been killed in 2017, but fatal shootings are on track for 1,000.
  • Jul 1, 2017

Fatal shootings by police remain relatively unchanged after two years

The Post, for the second year in a row, has documented more than twice the number of police-involved killings recorded annually on average by the FBI.
  • Dec 30, 2016

In two years, police killed 86 people brandishing guns that look real — but aren’t

Officers say they often can’t discern firearms from nearly identical BB guns, pellet guns and toys.
  • Dec 18, 2016

Facebook live-stream of Norfolk shooting adds new dimension to videos of crimes

Three young men were sitting in a car and using Facebook Live when the bullets flew.
  • Jul 13, 2016