So the question is are police officers really abusing their power and breaking human rights or are the cases only being blown out of proportion. There are approximately 6,000 cases of police brutality and misconduct recorded. In 2010, 382 of these cases were linked to either direct or indirect fatalities, and approximately $350,000,000 have been spent in related settlements and judgments, in 2010 13% of cases were fatalities, 60% of those were by the cause of firearms, 23% from physical acts of violence and 17% of deaths were caused by electrocution or tazing citizens to death. These were either linked directly in death or the victims later died in result of these acts. Further studies show the top five states with the most police brutality are; Oklahoma, Montana, Vermont, West Virginia, and finally Tennessee.
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