Report: Georgia on pace to double police shootings in 2018
ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Georgia is on pace to double the number of fatal police shootings in 2018.
The newspaper reported Tuesday that a review of records showed that 30 people were shot and killed by police in 2017. Georgia has nearly matched that total in 2018 and it's only July.
Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vernon Keenan told the newspaper that there is a "perfect storm" of anti-police sentiment combined with drug use and mental health issues.
Non-fatal shootings could also be on the rise. The newspaper reported that there have been 50 shootings involving police officers so far in 2018 compared to 88 for all of last year.
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