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Want to Reduce Fatal Police Shootings? This Policy Makes a Big Difference.

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Cleveland State University

In each of the past two years, police shootings killed nearly 1,000 people, according to The Washington Post’s Fatal Force project. The Black Lives Matter movement and smartphone videos of some of these deaths turned such shootings into an issue so prominent that, under President Barack Obama, the Justice Department investigated.