Contrary to perception, police deaths down this year

-WBTW NEWS 13, SEPTEMBER 22, 2015, FEAT. PROF. SETH STOUGHTON

With lots of media attention on law enforcement officers who’ve been killed in the line of duty recently, you probably think the number of attacks on them is up. But University of South Carolina law professor Seth Stoughton, who’s a former police officer himself, says assaults on police and line-of-duty deaths are actually down.

“There is certainly an increase in public criticism. There is an increase in the rhetoric, both the amount and the tone of the rhetoric that’s being used in the public criticism of cops,” he says. But he’s been crunching the numbers and they show a decrease. <Read More>