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The Count: people killed by Louisiana police in 2016




Source: The Guardian's The Counted

Thirty-seven-year-old Alton Sterling was the 11th person killed by police in Louisiana in 2016. In its The Counted database of U.S. police killings, The Guardian newspaper logged 38 people killed by Louisiana law enforcement since 2015 — 21 were black, including Sterling.   Officers wore body cameras in only seven of the 11 incidents in which people were killed by police in Louisiana this year, according to The Washington Post's Fatal Force database.   The state ranks 10th in police killings per capita. More than 560 people were killed by U.S. police in 2016 alone as of July 8. In a 2015 analysis from The Washington Post, only 54 officers faced prosecution over the last decade for fatally shooting someone while on duty.

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