Why Violent Police Encounters Are ‘The Underside Of The Iceberg’

“We know that there are thousands of encounters every year where people are injured at the hands of the police,” reporter Joseph Neff said.

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Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

Why Violent Police Encounters Are ‘The Underside Of The Iceberg’

“We know that there are thousands of encounters every year where people are injured at the hands of the police,” reporter Joseph Neff said.

Since 2015, more than 400,000 people have been treated in emergency rooms after a violent encounter with police or security guards, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reset learns more about a new investigation from NBC News and The Marshall Project about why that is and what can be done to create more accountability.

GUESTS: Joseph Neff, investigative reporter at The Marshall Project

Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve, associate professor in the department of sociology at Brown University