Police Shootings Recorded by FBI Missing Data – Wall Street Journal




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“WASHINGTON—When 24-year-old Albert Jermaine Payton wielded a knife in front of the police in this city’s southeast corner, officers opened fire and killed him.

Yet according to national statistics intended to track police killings, Mr. Payton’s death in August 2012 never happened. It is one of hundreds of homicides by law-enforcement agencies between 2007 and 2012 that aren’t included in records kept by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.”

MLA Citation:

Barry, Rob and Coulter Jones. “Hundreds of Police Killings Are Uncounted in Federal Stats.” wsj.com. Dow Jones & Company Inc., 3 Dec. 2014.  (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). <http://www.wsj.com/articles/hundreds-of-police-killings-are-uncounted-in-federal-statistics-1417577504>.

In-Text: (Barry and Jones)

***REMEMBER all lines of the citation after the first get indented once***

APA Citation:

Barry, R. & Jones, C. (2014, Dec. 3). Hundreds of police killings are uncounted in federal stats. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved from http://www.wsj.com/articles/hundreds-of-police-killings-are-uncounted-in-federal-statistics-1417577504

In-Text: (Barry and Jones, 2014)

***REMEMBER all lines of the citation after the first get indented once***

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