Interactions between the public and law enforcement, along with race relations and use of force concerns, are major concerns among society these days. That concern is reflected in the media, which is now covering these issues like never before.
Point of Impact is focusing on the unarmed people who are shot by law enforcement in Texas. The Texas Tribune’s series, “Unholstered,” examines police shootings in Texas from 2010 to 2015. Houston police shootings are under investigation in the Houston Chronicle’s series, “The Unarmed.” Fatal shootings continue to be tracked in databases maintained by the Guardian (“The Counted“) and The Washington Post (“Fatal Force“).
Separately, Amanda Woog at the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis at the University of Texas, is compiling data on all fatal and nonfatal officer-involved shootings in Texas reported to the state since September 2015.
Below are some characteristics of those shootings, as reported to the state during the first year of the new requirement, based on Woog’s database: