50 Black women have been killed by the police since 2015. Most of the officers who shot them didn't face consequences.
Since 2015, 50 black women have been killed by US police.
None of the officers were convicted.
For years, activists and researchers have challenged how often people overlook black women killed by police in the United States.
"Violence against black girls and women has always been addressed far too little and leaves the relatives of countless victims of state-sanctioned murders without justice," said Arisha Hatch, vice president and campaign manager at Color Of Change, a non-profit civil society rights group.
From February 2015 to March 2021, police shot dead at least 50 black women identified in police reports and by news agencies. The real number could be higher. Several of these women are mentally ill, their families said.
Researchers studying institutionalized racism have widely documented that black women are among the most invisible groups in the country.
Insider created this database to document the black women killed by the police since 2015. The data provide a snapshot of the disproportionate preference enjoyed by officials over victims of police violence.
Name (A: Z)
Age (youngest: oldest)
Date (at the latest: at the earliest)
Age at death: 47
Location: Greensburg, PA
Incident date: March 13, 2019
Synopsis: Authorities in Greensburg, Pennsylvania said that Nina Adams fired shots near her home in March 2019 and then went back to her residence. When the police arrived, Adams went out onto their porch with a gun in hand, they said. One officer shot her with a beanbag, then another officer shot her with a gun. Adams died in a hospital. Adams' family told local news outlets that they had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and described her as a cute person.
Officials' result: Six officers were not dismissed, charged or convicted. Insider filed a public record request for more information.
Age at death: 36
Location: Deptford, New Jersey
Incident date: June 9, 2018
Synopsis: Two officers in Deptford, New Jersey, shot and killed LaShanda Anderson in June 2018 while escaping from a Marshall's shop, police said. They said Anderson, a suspected shoplifting suspect, tried to hit Sgt. Kevin Clements with an SUV. Clements fired at the car three times, killing Anderson. One lawsuit said witnesses denied officers' accounts and said they were in no danger of being run over.
Officials' Result: The two officers involved - Kevin Clements and William Bittner - were not dismissed, charged, or convicted. The family has a lawsuit pending in New Jersey District Court.
Age at death: 26
Location: Orlando, FL
Incident date: May 5, 2016
Synopsis: Deresha Armstrong fled a robbery outside of Orlando, Florida in May 2016 when she and a man exchanged fire with a homeowner, police said. Officer Vernon Brown shot Armstrong; he later said it matched the description of a robbery suspect. Armstrong was pronounced dead in a hospital.
Officials Result: The outcome of Vernon Brown's involvement in the shootings was unclear. Insider filed a public record request for more information.
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