The fate of police officers who kill often rests in the hands of the prosecutors they typically work alongside.

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http://www.npr.org/2015/09/17/441196546/is-there-a-war-on-police-the-statistics-say-

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At the same time the number of police officers has increased in the US. There are a quarter of a million more police officers working today than there were three decades ago.

So when you consider the number of officers killed per 100,000, there has been a dramatic decrease. The annual per capita number of officers killed has dropped from 24 per 100,000 in the 10 years to 1980 to 7.3 per 100,000 in the 10 years to 2013 (the last year for which there is good data).

This chimes with a bigger trend, which is a steady reduction in crime, including homicides.

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-36826297

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7-7-16    Jones, like so many other people, is disgusted that police officers are killing black people like it’s open season. Jones, who’s the only black female police officer on the Warrensville Heights, Ohio force   http://www.theroot.com/blog/the-grapevine/black-female-police-officer-speaks-out-against-killer-cops/

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12-31-15    The fate of police officers who kill often rests in the hands of the prosecutors they typically work alongside.

To win his election campaign and oust the top state prosecutor in Omaha, Nebraska, Don Kleine first needed to secure the support of an influential group of voters.

Promising a return to “tough on crime” priorities, and attacking the incumbent county attorney’s new rehabilitative programs, Kleine clinched the endorsements of the region’s major police unions – and their thousands of dollars in election campaign contributions.

Ever since his 2006 victory, Kleine has relied on the officers of those unions to help him convict everyday criminals. Omaha officer Alvin Lugod, for instance, was called to appear as a prosecution witness a dozen times, according to records released by Kleine’s office.

Yet when Officer Lugod was facing possible criminal charges himself in February for fatally shooting an unarmed man in the back, Kleine saw no reason to step aside. Instead, the prosecutor oversaw a secret grand jury process that declined to indict his colleague.

The case was one of 217 this year where a police officer who killed someone was cleared of wrongdoing in a process led by a prosecutor who typically works alongside the officer’s department. The total represented 85% of all killings by police that were ruled justified in 2015, according to a Guardian analysis. This week, the police officer who killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice last year in Cleveland, Ohio, was cleared in the same way .     http://www.rawstory.com/2015/12/ties-that-bind-how-district-attorneys-cleared-killer-cops-in-more-than-200-cases-in-2015/

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