Underreporting Those Deaths by Legal Interventions

By Nana Dadzie Ghansah

spite of the existence of federal databases to record homicides, it has been known for decades that while the reporting of civilian-on-civilian ones is close to 99% accurate, the police killings of civilians are grossly underreported.

A study by Sherman in 1979 found killings of civilians by law-enforcement officers were…



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Nana Dadzie Ghansah

An anesthesiologist, photographer, writer, and poet. He lives and works in Lexington, Kentucky.