What the data say about police shootings

@article{Peeples2019WhatTD,
  title={What the data say about police shootings},
  author={Lynne Peeples},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2019},
  volume={573},
  pages={24 - 26}
}
How do racial biases play into deadly encounters with the police? Researchers wrestle with incomplete data to reach answers. How do racial biases play into deadly encounters with the police? Researchers wrestle with incomplete data to reach answers. Credit: William Widmer/New York Times/eyevine Demonstrators protest gun violence in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 2016. 
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