Qualified immunity protects the police from civil liability when they violate an individual’s constitutional rights. People harmed, injured, or killed by police rarely receive justice or compensation for damages. Victims of police misconduct and their families often spend years in court seeking justice only for officers to be shielded by qualified immunity. Many cases don’t make it to trial at all.
The most comprehensive database on killings by police. This data includes victim demographic information and other relevant information which allows us to understand the impact on different American communities.
From KPBS: “The realities in San Diego County mirror those nationwide. In January to March 2022, police in the United States have shot and killed an average of three people a day, and just 44% of them were white, according to the nationwide advocacy organization Campaign Zero’s Mapping Police Violence project.”
Data Platform: This database renders police data transparency policies across 94 jurisdictions and scores them.