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.
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...
Continued - Law Enforcement Deaths in Tennessee...
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.