Fatal Police Shootings Have Not Decreased Despite Shutdowns, Report Finds

"Fatal shootings by police are so routine that even during a national pandemic, with far fewer people traveling outside of their homes and police departments reducing contact with the public so as not to spread the virus, police have continued to fatally shoot people at the same rate so far in 2020 as they did in the same period from 2015 to 2019," a study released earlier this week by the American Civil Liberties Union found.

"In several states, police are killing people at higher rates than the previous five years. Further, our analysis reveals that Black, Native American/Indigenous, and Latinx people are still more likely than white people to be killed by police," stated the report, which was based on data analysis from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.