‘Shooting First And Asking Questions Later’

Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting

As police shootings have become a flashpoint in U.S. cities, grantees at The Marshall Project and the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting spent a year examining those urban killings’ little-publicized counterparts in rural America.

Their investigation and analysis of shooting data found that, although the rate of rural police shootings was about 30% lower than the urban rate when adjusted for population, the rural incidents mirrored many of the dynamics of police shootings that have come under scrutiny in cities. Read the full report, here.