There were 97 nonfederal sworn law enforcement officers with the general powers of arrest (e.g., police officers, deputy sheriffs, state troopers) arrested in years 2005-2018 for murder or manslaughter resulting from an on-duty shooting where the officer shot and killed someone at incidents throughout the United States. Of those 97 officers, to date, only 35 have been convicted of a crime resulting from the on-duty shooting. This poster presents data on the arrested officers, criminal case dispositions, race of arrested officers and their victims, weapons possessed by victims who were shot and killed by police, and related variables.
Support for this project was provided by the Wallace Action Fund of Tides Foundation.
Stinson, Philip M.; Wentzlof, Chloe A.; and Swinehart, Megan L., "On-Duty Police Shootings: Officers Charged with Murder or Manslaughter 2005-2018" (2019). Criminal Justice Faculty Publications. 98.