Wisconsin police fatally shot 24 people in 2017, nearly three times more than Minnesota officers

POST CRESCENT, 28 DECEMBER 2017, FEAT. PROF. SETH STOUGHTON:

Wisconsin police shot and killed nearly three times more people in 2017 than their law enforcement peers in Minnesota, but it’s a mystery why one state’s deaths rose while the other’s fell.

As of Dec. 28, officers in Wisconsin had fatally shot 24 people and those in Minnesota had killed nine, according to records reviewed by USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin.

As the number of fatal shootings in Wisconsin has ticked up — more than double from two years ago — advocates for safer policing have turned the conversation toward trying to better understand the reasons for these shootings and how to reverse the trend.

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