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New Report Says U.S. Police Kill Nearly 500 People in 2016

Washington, July 11 (RHC)-- A new survey reveals that 491 people were killed by police in the United States during the first six months of 2016, showing an increase from 465 victims in the same period last year.

According to the survey published by the Washington Post, this year has also seen more officers shot to death in the line of duty and more officers put on trial for questionable shootings.  The report said: "Blacks continued to be shot at 2.5 times the rate of whites."

Data compiled by an activist group that runs the Mapping Police Violence project shows that police in the U.S. killed over 1,150 people in 2015, with the largest police departments disproportionately killing at least 321 African Americans.

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
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