Grassroots Law Project

Grassroots Law Project collects information on police violence across the United States. This data is critical to identifying the national pattern of police brutality. This page provides a view into our database, which covers police killings for 2020 onward.

Police Killings in 2020: 659 victims (85 unarmed)

Police Killings by State

Police Killings by State

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Recent Police Killings

  • David Pruitte was killed in Kitsap County, Washington. Reported on Tue Aug 04 2020.
  • Unknown Unknown was killed in Clark County, Nevada. Reported on Wed Jul 29 2020.
  • Jacob Wright was killed in Haywood County, North Carolina. Reported on Tue Jul 28 2020.
  • Samuel Cochran Jr was killed in Surry County, North Carolina. Reported on Sun Jul 26 2020.
  • Christopher Poor was killed in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. Reported on Sat Jul 25 2020.
  • David Brooks Jr was killed in Person County, North Carolina. Reported on Fri Jul 24 2020.
  • Unknown Unknown was killed in San Joaquin County, California. Reported on Fri Jul 24 2020.
  • John Sieger was killed in Humboldt County, California. Reported on Thu Jul 23 2020.
  • Unknown Unknown was killed in Pinellas County, Florida. Reported on Wed Jul 22 2020.
  • Kyle Elrod was killed in Cleveland County, Oklahoma. Reported on Tue Jul 21 2020.
  • Jeremy Southern was killed in Sacramento County, California. Reported on Tue Jul 21 2020.
  • Vincent Harris was killed in Baton Rouge Parish County, Louisiana. Reported on Mon Jul 20 2020.
  • David Angulo was killed in San Diego County, California. Reported on Mon Jul 20 2020.
  • Darius Washington was killed in Cook County, Illinois. Reported on Sat Jul 18 2020.
  • David Martin was killed in Mesa County, Colorado. Reported on Fri Jul 17 2020.
  • Malcolm Comeaux was killed in Harris County, Texas. Reported on Fri Jul 17 2020.
  • Chase Roundtree was killed in Knox County, Texas. Reported on Thu Jul 16 2020.
  • Antwane Burrise was killed in San Joaquin County, California. Reported on Wed Jul 15 2020.
  • Cristhian Ramos-Murillo was killed in Knox County, Tennessee. Reported on Tue Jul 14 2020.
  • Vincent Truitt was killed in Cobb County, Georgia. Reported on Tue Jul 14 2020.

Deadliest Police Forces

  • Houston Police Department in Texas killed 8 people.
  • Jacksonville Sheriff's Office in Florida killed 8 people.
  • San Antonio Police Department in Texas killed 6 people.
  • Los Angeles Police Department in California killed 6 people.
  • Kern County Sheriff's Department in California killed 5 people.
  • Philadelphia Police Department in Pennsylvania killed 5 people.
  • New York Police Department in New York killed 5 people.
  • Los Angeles County Sheriff in California killed 5 people.
  • Long Beach Police Department in California killed 4 people.
  • Denver Police Department in Colorado killed 4 people.
  • Phoenix Police Department in Arizona killed 4 people.
  • Orange County Sheriff?s Department in Florida killed 4 people.
  • San Diego Police Department in California killed 4 people.
  • Kansas City Police Department in Missouri killed 4 people.
  • Bismarck Police Department in Missouri killed 3 people.
  • Miami-Dade Police in Florida killed 3 people.
  • Shreveport Police Department in Louisiana killed 3 people.
  • Milwaukee Police Department in Wisconsin killed 3 people.
  • Fort Lauderdale Police Department in Florida killed 3 people.
  • Indianapolis Metropolitan Police in Indiana killed 3 people.

Police Killings Over Time

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By the Numbers

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