TBI: 2022 "Use of Force" Deaths

Apr 01, 2023 at 12:04 pm by WGNS

(NASHVILLE) The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released a comprehensive study detailing law enforcement-related deaths that occurred in the state in calendar year 2022. Over 60 per cent of those killed by officers using deadly force were caucasions.

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, and Deaths in Custody.


Among the report’s findings:

  • In 2022, a total of 28 deadly use-of-force incidents occurred in the state, with five incidents reported in both April and December.
  • Six of the reported deadly use-of-force incidents occurred in a residence. Nineteen were reported to have occurred in a highway, road, alley, sidewalk, or street.
  • White subjects accounted for 60.71% of those killed in deadly use-of-force incidents. Black/African-American subjects accounted for 35.71%.
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