New Study Finds Police Killings Are Being Undercounted
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FEATURING JUSTIN FELDMAN – The issue of police killings of African Americans was brought to the forefront in 2015 by the Black Lives Matter movement. In response to it, and because of problems with federal data about police killings, media outlets like The Guardian and Washington Post began tracking the numbers of people killed by police all over the country.
Now, a new study finds that not only do government trackers undercount those who are killed by police, but so do media outlets to an extent. My guest Justin Feldman used a statistical technique that’s commonly used in wildlife ecology to show that the numbers of those killed are actually higher.
Read an article about Justin Feldman’s work HERE.
Justin Feldman, social epidemiologist and doctoral candidate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, lead author of a newly published study in PLOS Medicine.