2015 was a dramatic year in police violence, particularly against minors. You may have only heard of the well-publicized incidents, like Freddie Gray and Tamir Rice, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t countless other violent events that took place nationwide. The increased prevalence of police brutality has sparked multiple protests across the country, including the campaign for Black Lives Matter. Take a look at some shocking facts that you probably didn’t know about police brutality in America.
In May of last year, the Washington Post reported that there had been 385 people killed by police in 2015 thus far. This number is over twice the amount that is on record for the past decade.