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85 shots: US cops use more ammo per man than Germans per year

Saturday, May 12, 2012

85 shots: US cops use more ammo per man than Germans per year


Eighty-five shots: That’s the total number of bullets German police used in all of 2011, Der Spiegel reports. But what does it say when US cops use as much ammo to bring down one man as German cops need to keep the peace nationwide?

The rate at which German police discharged their firearms is further underscored by how rarely they shot with fatal intent.  Of the 85 bullets used in 2011, 49 were warnings shots, 36 were aimed at criminal suspects, 15 people were injured, and 6 were killed, the German daily continues.

The statistics prove "our police officers are not thugs in uniform,”Christian Democratic insider Lorenz Caffier said..... MORE

SourceRT.com

URL: http://rt.com/usa/news/us-germany-85-shots-022/

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