By JULIE GALINAAssociated PressStaff WriterWISCONSIN–The number of people shot and injured by Milwaukee Police in the past year is more than twice the number of police officers shot in the same period last year, according to a study released Thursday by the Milwaukee Police Officers Association.
A total of 636 people were killed by police officers in the first six months of this year, compared to 634 officers killed in the entire past year, the study found.
Milwaukee has seen more than 1,100 shootings by police since 2014.
A spokesman for the Police Officers’ Association said he hopes the study provides a more accurate picture of police-involved shootings.
The association also said it will look into the data.
The Milwaukee Police Department’s chief has been under scrutiny for using excessive force.
The study found the city’s police officers made more than 10,000 stops and searches, more than 5,000 of which were used to investigate serious crimes.
The police department said it has been working to change its tactics to avoid excessive force, but said it does not have the resources to monitor officers who use deadly force.
It also found more than 2,000 civilians were detained by police, mostly for minor traffic violations.
The report also found police use of deadly force more than doubled during the 2016 fiscal year, from about 4,000 to 6,000 officers.
The analysis also found nearly 1,000 Milwaukee residents were arrested for violating probation, and nearly 2,400 people were issued citations.