State Police officers stand guard during a protest against the grand jury decision not to indict an officer who used a fatal chokehold on an unarmed man. Photo: AFP State Police officers stand guard during a protest against the grand jury decision not to indict an officer who used a fatal chokehold on an unarmed man. Photo: AFP
State Police officers stand guard during a protest against the grand jury decision not to indict an officer who used a fatal chokehold on an unarmed man. Photo: AFP

Police in the US rarely face criminal charges in fatal shootings

Grand juries tend to be less sympathetic to officers who have lied, tried to cover up their actions or used excessive force on someone

State Police officers stand guard during a protest against the grand jury decision not to indict an officer who used a fatal chokehold on an unarmed man. Photo: AFP State Police officers stand guard during a protest against the grand jury decision not to indict an officer who used a fatal chokehold on an unarmed man. Photo: AFP
State Police officers stand guard during a protest against the grand jury decision not to indict an officer who used a fatal chokehold on an unarmed man. Photo: AFP
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