Oklahoma sees drop in fatal police shootings

Ponca City Now - June 13, 2016 10:23 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Oklahoma has seen a sharp drop in the number of law enforcement officers who have fatally shot people after a year in which there were 34 such incidents.

The Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/1S1NIyi ) reports that there have been seven fatal shooting cases this year, as well as three deaths either while in custody or after the use of a stun gun.

The newspaper’s database shows that four others in the state died last year either after being shocked by a stun gun or by being struck by a police cruiser, in addition to the 34 fatal shootings.

At this same point in 2015, there were 19 fatal shootings.

 

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