Victims Killed by Law Enforcement in San Diego and surrounding areas first published on Feb 10, 2014. For Victims Killed by Law Enforcement in the United States Click here.
Why tracking this data necessary ? (adapted from The Counted)
Governments in San Diego County, have no comprehensive record of the number of people killed by law enforcement. This lack of basic data has been glaring amid the protests, riots and worldwide debate set in motion by many dissenting voices for those who have been murdered by every branch of law enforcement.
Uaptsd.org agrees with those analysts, campaign groups & activists who righfully argue that such accounting is a prerequisite for an informed public discussion about the use of force by every branch of law enforcement.
So far, we count with traditional reporting on witness statements, by monitoring regional news outlets, research groups, police scanner info and open -source reporting projects – crediting appropriately though our creative commons mission.
Any deaths arising directly from encounters with law enforcement – by both on and off duty as well as retired officers. This will inevitably include, but not be limited to, people who were shot, tasered and struck by LEO (government and state) officers vehicles, a high speed chase initiated by an officer which led to the death of person suspected of a crime and any bystanders, family members and domestic partners of law enforcement as well those who died in custody, including jails, prisons and immigrant detention centers. We also report on MTS and other private security companies which equipp guards with police grade weapons who have used brutal force which was responsible for their death.
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