The lack of an official database covering all police officer-involved homicides makes it quasi impossible to gather accurate numbers and statistics on a national level.
Police Homicides is an attempt to look at the media landscape and the news reports on each police officer-involved homicide in the United States.
The collection of news articles stems from KilledByPolice.net and includes “corporate news reports of people killed by nonmilitary law enforcement officers, whether in the line of duty or not, and regardless of reason or method. Inclusion implies neither wrongdoing nor justification on the part of the person killed or the officer involved. The post merely documents the occurrence of a death.”