Vermont: Fatal police shootings up in 2021, despite new use-of-force law

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    Allen Gilbert: Fatal police shootings up in 2021, despite new use-of-force law

    This commentary is by Allen Gilbert of Worcester, a former journalist, teacher, and ACLU-VT executive director. In 2019, he researched fatal police shootings in Vermont over the 50 years from 1970 to 2019. He followed that in 2020 by examining the previous 50 years, from 1920 to 1969. Gilbert is the author of “Equal Is Equal, Fair Is Fair,” a book on equity issues in Vermont. The 2010s were an explosive decade for fatal use-of-force by Vermont law enforcement. A record 17 people were killed in police encounters. In four of the 10 years, Vermont had, on a population-proportional basis, ...


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