The number of fatal shootings by officers have increased in the first six months of this year compared to the same period last year, according to an ongoing two-year study by The Washington Post.
Also, more officers were shot and killed in the line of duty. This issue has sparked both national and local conversation regarding police and community interaction.
Do you feel protected by the police in your community? Have you or someone you know had an interaction with a police officer? Are you a police officer? Should police departments actively include citizens in their operations?
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