Dozens of people die in interactions with police every month in the United States. Some cases receive national attention. Here are seven high-profile cases from the last year:
Garner, 43, died after being placed in a chokehold by police in a confrontation on Staten Island, New York. Video
captured Garner, pinned by multiple officers, saying, “I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe.”
Hunt, 22, was shot dead by police in Saratoga Springs, Utah. Police confronted him for carrying a sheathed sword. Surveillance footage showed him running from them. Police said he swung the sword at them.
Crawford, 22, was shot dead by police in a Walmart
in Beavercreek, Ohio. Crawford was holding an air rifle at his side that he had picked up in the store. A 911 caller had reported he was pointing a gun at children.
Gurley, 28, was shot dead by a New York City police officer. The officer’s gun discharged in a stairwell in Brooklyn during a chance encounter with Gurley. The bullet ricocheted off a wall and hit Gurley in the chest.
Brown, 18, was shot dead by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer. The officer, Darren Wilson, shot Brown at least six times. Twelve grand jury witnesses said
Brown put his hands up when fired upon; two said he did not.
Zambrano-Montes, 35, was shot dead by police in Pasco, Washington. He had allegedly been throwing rocks at officers. A video showed him running from three officers
and throwing his hands in the air before being killed.
Tamir, 12, was shot dead by a Cleveland, Ohio police officer. He was handling an Airsoft gun a 911 caller reported as “probably fake.” Police drove into the park and shot the boy within seconds.