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There aren't solid stats on police killings. Researchers say there's an easy fix

There aren't solid stats on police killings. Researchers say there's an easy fix

Harvard researchers say police killings ought to be treated as a public health matter. Writing in the journal Public Library of Science, Nancy Kreiger and her collaborators propose that in-custody deaths be deemed a "reportable condition" requiring prompt notification of national public health authorities. She uses Baltimore as an example: "[I]n late April 2015, in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year old African American man who was fatally injured while in the custody of the police, the resulting civil unrest, which occurred prior to charges being...

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