Below, some most important data points from the reports. Read the Post's article here, and The Guardian's here.
According to this incomplete count, police kill an average of about 400 each year, with 461 justified homicides in all of 2013. Both the Post and The Guardian suggest that the actual number of police killings is more than twice that, at least to this point in 2015.
Less than 3 percent
Carolina, police officer Michael Slager in April. The shooting was captured in a widely circulated video. Slager has been charged with murder.
Less than 1 percent
officers before they were killed.
at least 29 cases, victims were identified as suicidal.
5 feet 4 inches, 120 pounds
Hall, 25, was dressed in boxer shorts and an undershirt and waving a broomstick when he was confronted by officers. A family member had called 911, reporting Hall was having a violent episode. Police said Hall attacked an officer, though video of the incident appears to show Hall repeatedly backing away from officers in the minute preceding his death.
1 in 13
Through June 1, there have been 5,099 gun deaths in the U.S., according to up-to-date numbers maintained by the Gun Violence Archive. Based on the 385 figure, that means that American police are responsible for about 1 in every 13 gun deaths in the country, or 8 percent. The Gun Violence Archive numbers include suicide as well as homicide, so the police-involved share of gun homicides would be even larger.
Law enforcement officials have repeatedly expressed concerns that protests against police brutality and misconduct create a dangerous climate for police officers. There doesn't appear to be a statistical
increase in lethal targeting of police officers.
At least 1