The fatal shooting of a homeless man by Los Angeles police Sunday morning is once again focusing attention on officer-involved shootings.
This case is getting particular scrutiny because it was captured in a dramatic video. The shooting will be investigated by the LAPD, its independent inspector general and the district attorney’s office.
Here’s is an analysis of fatal officer-involved incidents (including shootings) compiled from data in the Times Homicide Report:
L.A. County-wide, since 2000: 606
L.A. County-wide, 2014: 38
City of Los Angeles: since 2000: 252
City of Los Angeles: 2014: 16
Downtown, since 2000: 12
Downtown, 2014: 0