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Protesters question Denver police killing of mentally ill Native American

After Denver police shot and killed Paul Castaway, a Rosebud Sioux tribal citizen, Al Jazeera America contacted CJCJ’s Mike Males to discuss his data on which demographics are most likely to be shot by police. 

The figures on who police are killing are not complete. We just are using the best that we have from the Centers for Disease Control,” said Mike Males of the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ). If we can get more accurate information, I think we can understand whether it is a matter of police training, whether it is a matter of particular pattern of suspects that police in certain jurisdictions encounter, whether or not there is antagonism between police and certain communities in certain jurisdictions that lead to a high rate of injuries and killings involving law enforcement. There are a lot of questions here that need to be answered.”

Read Mike Males’s article“Who Are Police Killing?” »