Following the 2014 death of Michael Brown, who was killed by a member of the Ferguson Police Department, the Washington Post learned that data collected by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was unreliable and that they undercounted fatal police shootings by more than half. So the Post started tracking the data itself and has kept a record of “every fatal shooting in the United States by a police officer in the line of duty since Jan. 1, 2015,” according to an article called “Fatal Force,” published July 14.

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