This year, Jacksonville police have shot more people than in the three previous years. Many police shootings are fatal. There are no other people in our community, besides the police, that can shoot a citizen with immunity. When an officer shoots someone, that shooting is reviewed by a police review board. These shootings are reviewed and judged by fellow officers. A separate review is conducted by the Office of the State Attorney. Although each are independent of each other, neither entity has found an officer’s shooting “unjustified”.
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