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California attorney general counts deadly arrests

Posted By Administration, Monday, March 21, 2016

New data portal is part of A.G.’s criminal justice transparency initiative

In California, Latinos were the most likely to be killed by law enforcement at the time of arrest in 2014, according to a new data portal from the California Department of Justice.

The data portal, titled OpenJustice v1.1, went live February 17, and is part of Attorney General Kamala Harris’ criminal justice transparency initiative, according to a release from her office. The OpenJustice portal publishes new and previously available information at a city, county and state level in a dashboard format with multiple pull-down options for tailoring the data. Topics include crime, arrest and clearance rates; law enforcement deaths and injuries; and deaths in custody.

Regarding the latter category, 82 people died as a result of homicide by law enforcement in 2014, the most recent year for which data is available at a statewide level. Nearly half (49 percent) were Hispanic. Another 28 percent were white, while 18 percent were black. Approximately 5 percent were Asian or Pacific Islander.

Read the whole story at News Review

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