April 20, 2017

More than 50,000 treated annually for police inflicted injuries

US News - More than 50,000 Americans are treated each year for injuries inflicted by police, a new study says.

Nationwide, there were more than 355,000 emergency department visits for injuries caused by police between 2006 and 2012, according to researchers from New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City.

The number of injured each year -- about 51,000 -- remained stable over the seven-year period, the researchers found.

Substance abuse and mental illness were common in patients injured by police, the researchers said.

1 comment:

greg gerritt said...

Every police person who uses violence against a mentally ill person should be tarred and feathered.