Chauvin & the other 3 officers who were on the scene at George Floyd's death are facing criminal charges. But that's the exception, not the rule - it's still very rare for police to face legal consequences for misconduct. Here's why.
Since 2005 only 110 law enforcement officers nationwide have been charged with murder or manslaughter in an on-duty shooting. 42 convicted. Police kill about 1000 people annually.
Why it’s still so rare for police officers to face legal consequences for misconduct
Why are police prosecutions still so rare?
I’m a talking head in this piece, which strikes a pretty good tone on legal solutions to police brutality and their (in)efficacy. and also quoted.
Why It’s So Rare For Police Officers To Face Legal Consequences | FiveThirtyEight