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Report: 109 People Killed by Police in Md. in 4 Years

BALTIMORE (AP/WBOC)- At least 109 people died after police encounters in Maryland in a four-year span, according to a new report released by the American Civil Liberties Union.

The ACLU's report, released Tuesday, says although there are more than 140 state and local law enforcement agencies in Maryland, there is no formal system for tracking and reporting deaths that occur at the hands of police officers.

The report says 69 percent of those who died after police encounters between 2010-2014 were black. The report also says in 41 instances, or 38 percent of the cases, the individuals killed demonstrated possible medical or mental health issues or disability. And according to report, 41 percent of those who died were not armed with a weapon of any kind.

ACLU attorney Sonia Kumar said it is "striking how little information is reported."

"State leaders must act now to send a clear message to families, communities and police that all lives matter and that these deaths are not inevitable," Kumar said. "We must report and track deaths in police encounters in order to learn the lessons that will prevent these tragedies from recurring."


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