New York, September 2 (RHC)-- U.S. police killed 105 people during the month of August, in which six cops were also shot. As no American government agency tracks the number, there were conflicting figures of the death, but the Killed by Police Project, put the death toll at 105 people.
The Washington Post and the Guardian put the number of civilians killed by police in August at 82 and 99 respectively. Six U.S. police officers were also shot dead in August up from one in July.
On Tuesday, the first day of September, a U.S. policeman was killed in the U.S. state of Illinois, launching a massive manhunt for the assailants. The state and federal police were looking for three men in connection with the shooting death of Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz in Fox Lake, Illinois.
The August fatality toll followed report by the New York Times, saying there was a sharp increase in the murder rate across the U.S., with Milwaukee with 76 percent on top and followed by St Louis, Missouri 60 percent, and Baltimore, Maryland, with 56%.
U.S. police brutality and racial discrimination particularly against the African-American community members has outraged activist and led to myriads of demonstration across the country.
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