TBI releases 2020 law enforcement-related death report

   The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released a comprehensive study detailing law
enforcement-related deaths that occurred in the state in calendar year 2020.
The report, released in accordance to the requirements in Tennessee
Code Annotated §38-10-102, uses established definitions and
methodology and provides information qualifying incidents submitted by
the state’s law enforcement agencies. Data has been divided into three
categories: Deadly Use-of-Force Incidents, Arrest-Related Non-Forcible
Deaths, and Deaths in Custody.

Among the reports’ findings:
• In 2020, a total of 28 deadly use-of-force incidents occurred in the
state, with incidents in the months of May, June, and July accounting for
46.4% of reported deaths.
• Twelve of the reported deadly use-of-force incidents occurred in a
highway, road, alley, sidewalk, or street. Nine occurred in a residence.
• White subjects accounted for 74.2% of those killed in deadly use of-force incidents. Black/African-American subjects accounted for 16.1%.
The full report is available for review on TBI’s website, at tbi.pub/reports.