Last updated 4/28/2021 at 4:05pm
The statistics herein were obtained from Justice Department, federal reports and major newspaper accounts.
Sixty million Americans have encounters with the police annually; 10 million are arrested and 2 million episodes involve an officer threatening to use force.
In 2020, police officers killed 11 persons in resisting arrest situations (Washington Post). Many had outstanding serious offense warrants.
Blacks are 13.2 percent of the U.S. population, i.e., approximately 10 million black males. Thus, the odds of a black male being killed by a police officer in these circumstances in 2020 wer...