The Washington Post has published an updated version of a dataset containing information on fatal police shootings in the United States. The dataset, which chronicles shootings that occurred between 2015 and 2020, includes the name of the civilian, their race, if they were unarmed, and the location. The dataset also includes information on the civilian’s gender and if there is body camera footage of the incident.
Tracking Fatal Police Shootings
Michael McLaughlin is a research analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He researches and writes about a variety of issues related to information technology and Internet policy, including digital platforms, e-government, and artificial intelligence. Michael graduated from Wake Forest University, where he majored in Communication with Minors in Politics and International Affairs and Journalism. He received his Master’s in Communication at Stanford University, specializing in Data Journalism.
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