Fatal Encounters

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

RN&R Series, FE4

Police psychology How Fatal Encounters affect officers forced to kill in the line of duty By D. Brian Burghart  Darren Wilson, the Ferguson Police Officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, the unarmed African-American teenager in … Read more

The RN&R Series Part 1

Who Watches the Watchers? RN&R begins a six-part series looking at the use of deadly force by police in Northern Nevada and beyond By D. Brian Burghart brianb@newsreview.com This article was published on 02.27.14. The pain 18-year-old … Read more

First encounter

“The nation’s leading law enforcement agency [FBI] collects vast amounts of information on crime nationwide, but missing from this clearinghouse are statistics on where, how often, and under what circumstances police use deadly force. In … Read more