Jan 4, 2016 (San Diego) According to Catherine Mendonca, of United Against Police Terror San Diego “we have no comprehensive record of the number of people killed by law enforcement.” We might add, that we do not have such a record at the national level either.
What United Against Police Terror has done locally, is what other organizations are doing nationally, and that is to build that record. Locally they started in 1980 and have scoured media reports, and other sources, to build as comprehensive a list as you can find in the county.
Mendonca also quoted from the Guardians, “such accounting is a prerequisite for an informed public discussion about the use of force by every branch of law enforcement.” She added, “we are publishing this list today to let the public know that we are keeping track.”
This list is comprehensive and spans every department at work in…
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