Fatal Encounters

A step toward creating an impartial, comprehensive and searchable national database of people killed during interactions with police

Breaking News: Tasers, Death and Race

Support Fatal Encounters Donate Today! Did you see the great story by Reuters, “The Toll“? This is exactly how our data is supposed to work. We collect the data, and other news outlets move it forward, … Read more

How the media misleads on police violence Part 1

Support Fatal Encounters Donate Today! I’m sometimes surprised–but not really–by how little we know about police-involved violence and death in this country. I’m going to share some thoughts on the topic. They probably won’t change … Read more

Idaho’s Public Records Problem

People and news organizations often ask me how government goes about hiding information about police activities. I’ve written about it fairly extensively, but here’s a pretty good example how Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden’s office … Read more

Database & Name Check

This database contains records of people who’ve been killed through interactions with law enforcement since Jan. 1, 2000. We believe we include complete records for all 50 states and DC back to 2000, but there … Read more

Why FE exists

This project to create a comprehensive national database of people who are killed through interactions with police started with a simple question: How often does that happen? May 18, 2012:  I was on my way … Read more