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Report focuses on suicides, accidents and use-of-force deaths occurring during service calls and l

A new report from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) found that during 2016-2021 there were 177 fatalities that occurred during law enforcement service calls and encounters in Minnesota, where 45% were due to interpersonal use-of-force, 31% were suicides, 22% were accidents and the remaining had a cause that could not be determined.

To focus on possible upstream prevention efforts, MDH pulled together data from different sources that track these fatalities. The report is a starting point that includes suicides and accidents, as well as use of force deaths, to gain a greater understanding about what is involved during encounters and service calls that result in a civilian or officer death. . .



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