Why Cops Shoot: Tampa Bay Times investigation
No one was keeping track of police shootings in the country’s third-largest state. So in 2014, the Tampa Bay Times set out to count every officer-involved shooting in Florida during a six-year period. See a selection of videos and stills from the project below.
The Trailer published online ahead of the full project
Four years fighting
In June 2012, Rodney Mitchell was shot and killed by Sarasota County Sheriff’s deputies. Since then, his mother, Natasha Clemons, has pushed for the officers to be prosecuted.
Andi Sheldon's last night
In 2012, Andi Sheldon was shot and killed by police officers in St. John’s County standing in her doorway, holding a gun. Her husband, Rick Sheldon, recounts the night of her death.
Police chief Mike Chitwood on shootings
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.