The Fatal Interactions with Police Study (FIPS) database includes details on about 1,700 fatal interactions with police that occurred in jurisdictions across the United States during a 20-month time period from May 2013 to January 2015.
Lead researcher Odis Johnson Jr. is professor of education and of sociology, both in Arts & Sciences at Washington University. Professor Johnson’s research examines how neighborhoods, schools and public policies relate to social inequality, youth development and the status of African American populations.
“When it comes to police shootings, the color of your neighborhood may matter as much as the color of your skin. Our database analysis shows that the racial and economic demographics of the neighborhood you’re in can be a powerful factor in your odds of being killed during an interaction with law enforcement.”Odis Johnson