This tool is designed to help you hold police departments accountable for police violence. You can use the tool to compare police departments across the country to identify which police departments are most likely to threaten black life. You can also compare police departments operating in similar sized jurisdictions and jurisdictions with similar amounts of crime to show that, even under similar circumstances, some police departments are more likely to take black life than others.
Police departments were selected to be included in this tool based on their demonstrating a pattern of police violence, as evidenced by killing two or more black people in 2014. Select police departments that did not kill black people in 2014, despite having jurisdictions with large black populations, have been included to permit comparison. More police departments will be added over time. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to add a police department to the chart.