Police Brutality

Top 10 Facts You Need to Know

Blacks were targeted 39% of raids, Latinos in 11%, Whites in 20% in Ferguson.

"8 Horrible Truths About Police Brutality and Racism in America Laid Bare by Ferguson." Alternet. N.p., 26 Nov. 2014. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.

The police tear gas canisters hit an 8-year-old child walking with his mother.

Quigley, Bill. "Ten Facts About Police Violence in Ferguson Sunday Night." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.

27% resulted in civil lawsuits, 34.3% favoring victims.

"Police Brutality in America." Dissident Voice RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.

33% of police officers charged were convicted, not necessarily justly for the offense committed; 64% of officers convicted were imprisoned, not necessarily as long as justified.

"Police Brutality in America." Dissident Voice RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.

100,000 officers charged; one of every 266 officers accused of a violent crime; one of every 1,875 charged with homocide; one of every 947 accused of sexual assault.

"Police Brutality in America." Dissident Voice RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.

nearly $200 million in related civil litigation expense, excluding legal fees and court costs;

"Police Brutality in America." Dissident Voice RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.

alleged victims; 258 fatalities reported; an average of 15.05 daily incidents or one every 96 minutes

"Police Brutality in America." Dissident Voice RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.

3,445 police misconduct reports; 4,012 officers charged; 261 law enforcement officials (police chiefs or sheriffs) cited.

"Police Brutality in America." Dissident Voice RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.

_8 percent were sustained, meaning that sufficient evidence was found to justify disciplining the accused officers.

"8 Horrible Truths About Police Brutality and Racism in America Laid Bare by Ferguson." Alternet. N.p., 26 Nov. 2014. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.

_34 percent of these complaints turned up insufficient evidence to prove the allegation.

"8 Horrible Truths About Police Brutality and Racism in America Laid Bare by Ferguson." Alternet. N.p., 26 Nov. 2014. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.