Re-Imagine Chicago: Why Police Kill Virtually No One In Europe

Nationally, police have shot and killed about 950 people in the past year. How does that compare with other countries?

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Chicago Police officers at Navy Pier on July 9, 2019. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ
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Chicago Police officers at Navy Pier on July 9, 2019. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

Re-Imagine Chicago: Why Police Kill Virtually No One In Europe

Nationally, police have shot and killed about 950 people in the past year. How does that compare with other countries?

U.S. police departments kill far, far more citizens per 10 million people than departments in any other developed nation. Why is that? And what can Chicago and other U.S. cities learn from other cities and countries?

Reset talks to sociologist Paul Hirschfield for the latest in our series “Reimagine Chicago.”

GUEST: Paul Hirschfield, associate professor of sociology at Rutgers University