TBI Releases 2021 Law Enforcement-Related Deaths Study

Mar 30, 2022 at 02:29 pm by WGNS

On Wednesday (03/30/22), the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released a comprehensive study detailing law enforcement-related deaths that occurred in the Volunteer State during the 2021 calendar year.

The report, released in accordance with the requirements in Tennessee Code Annotated §38-10-102, uses established definitions and methodology and provides information qualifying incidents submitted by the state’s law enforcement agencies.

Data has been divided into three categories:

• Deadly Use-of-Force Incidents
• Arrest-Related Non-Forcible Deaths
• Deaths in Custody

Scroll down to see the findings from the annual report of law enforcement deaths...

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Among the report’s findings:

• In 2021, a total of 31 deadly use-of-force incidents occurred in the state, with incidents in the months of June, August, and October accounting for 48.4% of reported deaths.

• Eleven of the reported deadly use-of-force incidents occurred in a residence. Nine were reported to have occurred in a highway, road, alley, sidewalk, or street.

• White subjects accounted for 67.7% of those killed in deadly use-of-force incidents. Black/African-American subjects accounted for 32.3%.

• The report showed 13 law enforcement deaths occurred when an officer responded to an unlawful or suspicious activity report.

• 5-Law enforcement deaths occurred when an officer responded to a medical, mental health or welfare assistance call.

• 26 of the 31 law enforcement deaths were a male officer and 5 were female officers

The full report is available for review on TBI’s website, HERE.





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