Why Do U.S. Police Officers Use More Excessive Force Against Civilians Than Many European Countries and What Can Be Done?

Why Do U.S. Police Officers Use More Excessive Force Against Civilians Than Many European Countries and What Can Be Done?

By Abbie Carver.

In 2015, U.S. police officers killed a reported 1,152 people. This is 18 times more lethal than police officers in Denmark, and 100 times more lethal that police officers in Finland. Today's post discusses why there might be such a difference between U.S. and European police forces.

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