Number of convictions of police officers arrested for murder by charge 2005-2020

In the United States between 2005 and 2020, of the 42 nonfederal police officers convicted following their arrest for murder due to an on-duty shooting, only five ended up being convicted of murder. The most common offense these officers were convicted of was the lesser charge of manslaughter, with 11 convictions.

Number of nonfederal police officers arrested for murder who have been convicted between 2005 and 2020, by charge

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Source

Release date

June 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2005 to 2020

Supplementary notes

* Data only includes prosecutions resulting from on-duty police shootings.
** Excludes convictions that were later overturned.

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