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Fatal Police Shootings On The Rise This Decade In Cincinnati

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CINCINNATI (AP) – A new analysis shows that the number of fatal shootings involving Cincinnati police officers since 2010 is on the rise in comparison to the previous decade.

The Cincinnati Enquirer’s investigation found that the average rate per year of police-involved shootings in Cincinnati since 2010 is double that of the 2000s, when there were 12 total deaths.

So far this decade, law enforcement officers have killed 18 people.

Chief Eliot Isaac expressed “alarm” over the statistics but declined to speculate on why the number of police shootings has increased.

Local Black Lives Matter local organizer Brian Taylor says police would be shedding light on institutionalized racism if they were able to explain the rise in any quantifiable way.

Isaac says the police department has worked hard in revising de-escalation tactics.