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The Trace Daily Bulletin
June 22, 2020

Daily Bulletin: Police Spend a Sliver of Their Time Responding to Violent Crimes, Analysis Finds

Federal prosecutors rarely bring charges against police who use excessive force. Under section 242 of the U.S. criminal code, the Justice Department can investigate and prosecute police officers and other government officials for “deprivation of rights under color of law.” According to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University, the DOJ has brought an average of 41 such cases per year over the past three decades — or .03 percent of all federal prosecutions.

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