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Resource ID: #26727
Subject: Police
Source: Reno News & Review
Affiliation: 
Date: Feb. 27, 2014; March 6; March 20, 2014; April 9, 2014; July 10, 2014; Aug 27, 2014; Oct 16, 2014; August 2013 to August 2014; Dec. 31, 2014

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Fatal Encounters is a six-part series regarding issues surrounding officer-involved homicides in the United States that was published in the Reno News & Review. It was begun more than a year before the events in Ferguson, Missouri, and other similar incidents, but started publishing in February 2014. There were also integrated social media campaigns on Twitter and Facebook. Major findings are that government does not accurately collect statistics regarding officer-involved homicides, law enforcement agencies are often resistant to following public records laws regarding issues of officer-involved homicides, officers involved are almost invariably damaged psychologically, mental illness is a very large factor in who gets killed by police, and collecting substantial data is no longer solely the province of big media or the government.

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