In June 2012, Rodney Mitchell was shot and killed by Sarasota County Sheriff’s deputies. Since then, his mother has pushed for the officers to be prosecuted.
Rudy Taylor was hitchhiking to Montana when he stopped to rest in a ditch near I-10, in Fla. He was inside the tent when two officers approached him to ask him to leave.
Using body cam footage, former Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood describes an encounter that could have turned deadly — and how he changed his department to police less violently.
Tampa Bay Times reporter Ben Montgomery talks about the process of collecting records for the Why Cops Shoot database and his experience reporting the story.