Recall in an earlier blog we identified the several issues raised by the Dolan Consulting Group about police use of force and the perception held by the public. Here is one of his issues.
Police kill unarmed people: Armed cannot mean only citizens with a gun or knife. If unarmed can mean citizens on the attack with other than a gun or knife, then unarmed citizens kill 3,000 people a year. That definition, ignoring motor vehicles, clubs, and hands used by assailants means 11% of police killed were by unarmed citizens and 9.3 percent of those killed by police were “unarmed”.