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One-Third of those shot by LAPD in 2015 "mentally ill"

One-Third of those shot by LAPD in 2015 "mentally ill"

An internal study by the LAPD has found that more than one in three people shot by Los Angeles police last year were mentally ill. 

The figure is triple the number of such victims in 2014. The study also shows 69 percent of those shot were Latinos and African Americans. US police have triggered huge criticism and mass protests by fatal shootings of unarmed people, especially African-Americans and in some cases mentally-ill people. Protesters have been calling for transparency and holding of those responsible to account. The LAPD report provides rare transparency on the shooting victims.


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