Dozens were fatally shot by officers across the United States in the month of April alone and although every case is different, the list of names is dispiriting. These are just a few:
Daunte Wright - a 20-year-old man from Brooklyn Center, MN
Ma'kiah Bryant - A 16-year-old girl in Columbus, Ohio.
Anthony Brown, Jr. - A 42-year-old man in eastern North Carolina.
Anthony Thompson, Jr. - shot and killed by police in the bathroom of Austin-East High School in Knoxville, TN
Pier Alexander Shelton - Shelton was shot and killed by police during a car chase
Marcelo Garcia - A man in a mental health crisis and holding a knife was shot several times in Houston Texas
Did you know that in 2020 there were only 18 days with no police-involved shootings? Take a look at this article from The Insider. Doesn't it make you wonder how many of these officers have unaddressed misconduct complaints in their files?
The Missin Peace™ Database is the only SaaS that collects, stores, and analyzes real complaints of law enforcement violence from real people across the United States.
The Missin Peace™ Database stores and reports on information gathered from formal citizen complaints against law enforcement officers nationwide. The data collected is self-reported and includes complaints against local, state, and federal law enforcement officers in the United States. The information collected by this database is intended as a resource for transparency and public accountability between citizens, law enforcement agencies, and politicians.
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Established in 2017, The Missin Peace™ Database is an essential empowerment tool for communities and justice seekers making them the keeper of their own stories and manager of their own unbiased and unmanipulated records.
We aggregate formal police complaints from the public (records often buried in internal databases) and make them accessible to investigative journalists, hiring managers, and attorneys in the pursuit of justice for all. We believe there is no police reform without the voice of the people.
Recent reports and news stories of police misconduct and brutality have revealed that many of these cases involve law enforcement officers with numerous complaints in their files unavailable to the public.
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As he lay flat on his back, bleeding, his only thought was, “Why?” He watched in horror as the officers rolled him over like a criminal, cuffed his hands, and left him unattended while he bled. When he later asked the officer, who had shot him why he had done it, the officer said, “I don’t know.” That’s the story of Charles Kinsey, a black middle-aged therapist who worked at a group home in Miami at the time. On the fateful day, Kinsey had gone out to help Arnaldo Rios Soto, an autistic man who had run away from the group home where he worked. Soto was carrying a toy truck at the time. Someone called the police saying there was a man in the street carrying a gun. Minutes later, Kinsey and Soto were surrounded by police officers, with big guns pointed at them. Kinsey lay flat on his back, held his hands high, and pleaded with the officers not to shoot him or his patient. One of the officers even urged his colleagues to lower their weapons as Soto was carrying a toy truck.
Abingdon, MD, September 25, 2020 -- Missin Peace released the following statement regarding the Kentucky Attorney General’s decision to indict one police officer connected with the murder of Breonna Taylor: "With heavy sorrow, we extend our hearts to Breonna Taylor’s family and the unsettling number of people still reeling from the pandemic of police brutality. "Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s failure to bring substantial charges against the officers who murdered Breonna Taylor is a devastating blow to the nation. The system that promised liberty and justice for all failed Breonna Taylor and thus failed us all. Claims to protect and serve were thwarted when the system failed to investigate Breonna Taylor’s murder and the long list of complaints that started years ago. Despite federal recommendations to overhaul systems that track police complaints and discipline officers, police departments have yet to take action. "In 2017, we started the work to end repeat a