The Mapping Police Violence research group reported that US police officers killed 1,176 people in 2022, the highest number in any year in the past decade.
A report by RT in Spanish states, citing the report, that police officers killed approximately more than three people a day or almost 100 people a month, either with firearms, tasers, beatings or arrests.
Compared to 2021, 31 more deaths were recorded; while in 2022 there were only 12 days in which the US Police did not kill anyone.
Of all the homicides registered, 31% of the cases (370) were responses to possible violent crimes and, therefore, more serious situations; and 18% of deaths involved suspicions of nonviolent crimes.
But… the following figures reveal a chilling reality: in 11% no crime was suspected, another 11% of police responses that resulted in a total of 128 deaths were due to complaints about the presence of people carrying a weapons; In 9% of the situations, mental health or social welfare check-ups were worked on, 8% of the deaths occurred in response to traffic violations and another 8% were related to complaints of domestic disturbances.
Overall, 98.1% of officer-related deaths in the US between 2013 and 2022 went unpunished, with those responsible not charged with any crime.