Looks like NYPD Police commissioner Raymond Kelly will need to take a trip to Germany to discover why, in a nation of 80 million citizens, German police fired only 85 bullets at humans last year. New York has 8 million people and in one day alone, cops fired 73 bullets in Crown Heights Brooklyn last September
In April of this year 84 shots were fired at one murder suspect in Harlem.
According to the German Police University police officers used exactly 85 bullets in 2011 – 49 warning shots, 36 shots on suspects. 15 persons were injured, 6 were killed.
Germany has a population of about 80 million. (This does only take into account shots in connection with crimes. There were an additional 9000 shots on dangerous, sick and injured animals, Boing Boing’s translation of Der Spiegel’s article.
This is incredible!